JSW Foundation Initiative


Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray and Mayor of Mumbai Vishwanath Mahadeshwar inaugurate The Mumbai Central Toilet Project

The Mumbai Central Toilet Project was inaugurated today by Shri Aaditya Thackeray, President - Yuva Sena (Youth wing of Shiv Sena) and Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, Mayor of Mumbai. Samatech, a Smart Sanitation focused company, Norway-based Back In The Ring (BITR), and JSW Foundation have executed The Mumbai Central Toilet Project, first Women's Only sanitation facility at Mumbai's suburban railway station, with support from the Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

Designed by renowned designer architect, Tanya Singh, The Mumbai Central Toilet Project has been designed and created as a holistic, progressive and evolved solution for today's woman. Conceived around women's different roles, this sanitation facility at Mumbai Central suburban railway station addresses specific needs of feminine hygiene, offers child stations for mothers and changing rooms for women professionals. The design has been kept practical and the facility has been created using easily maintainable, locally procured material.

The physical construction of the Mumbai Central sanitation facility under The Toilet Project was undertaken by an empowering group from Norway, BITR, led by world renowned Ashtanga Yoga teacher Alexander Medin.

Commenting on the Women's Only sanitation facility inaugurated in Mumbai, Mr. Akshat Gupta - Founder, Samatech Foundation said, "This project is at its heart about a Women's dignity. Mumbai's Women lack access to clean and safe sanitation facilities and face significant hardships for the same. Through our pilot project at Mumbai Central Station we have created a scalable template to overcome the sanitation insecurity women face everyday."

"Women empowerment and health are critical pillars of our CSR. We recognize the issue of shortage of proper sanitation facilities for women as a major problem in the country. The Toilet Project is aimed at taking a step forward to solve this problem, one step at a time."

Mr. Biswadip Gupta, CEO - JSW Foundation