Mainstreaming the youth in sanitation in India

Banka BioLoo installs bio-toilets across India and undertakes operations and maintenance (O&M) thereof.

Banka BioLoo employs the youth, mainly, for production, installation at sites, and O&M.

Over the past 10 years, the company's employee strength grew from 3 members (in 2009) to over 900 in 2019. By 2021, we intend to cross 1,200 employees, across India.

The company generates revenue by sale of goods and provision of services and pays the employees.

Entity

Banka BioLoo Private sector

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

Partners

  • Havells

    Private sector

    Financial and/or in-kind contribution

  • Indian Railways

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • 6.2 By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
  • 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
  • 8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

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The commitment to provide jobs is carried out by undertaking, production, installation and operations and maintenance of bio-toilets in India.

The management and the Board Members oversee everything.

The jobs provided to youth will bring youth from informal sector and bottom of pyramid (BoP) or low-income families to the mainstream economy. The youth will get uniforms and shoes, apart from other protective gear for working; bank accounts are opened for them, they and their families are covered for health and life insurance, and contribution from employer-employee towards old-age pension.

Banka BioLoo manufactures, installs and services bio-toilets, also referred to as green toilets, as these toilets treat waste onsite, thereby contributing to a greener economy.

Gender equality is one of the key elements of the company's commitment - both as employer and as service provider. The bioloos strengthen security, dignity and health aspects of women at home, at workplace and girl students in the schools. Similarly, we encourage recruitment of young women as much the nature of work permits.

http://www.bankabio.com

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 300 jobs created for young people, including through subsidized employment and entrepreneurship

    8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    Jobs will be provided to young people in the company's operations that are expanding year on year. Jobs will be created in production, installation and operations and maintenance of bio-toilets in India. More jobs will be created through new product and service launches such as packaged sewage treatment plants.

    BY: Mar 2021
  • 300 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    Young people to be recruited in the company and provided training, both - classroom/workshop as well as on the job / field.

    BY: Mar 2025
  • 500 young people whose working conditions improved, including working time and remuneration

    8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    Young people to be provided good working conditions, including all protective gear. They also be provided water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, along with kitchen / eating place.

    BY: Mar 2025
  • 10 youth-led enterprises created or improved

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    Young people will be supported to create sanipreneurs (sanitation entrepreneurs). Banka BioLoo will provide them bio-toilet materials or sewage treatment plant materials to sell and install in their respective communities.

    BY: Dec 2025

Start

01-Jan-2020

End

31-Dec-2025

USD 900,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

Target: All ages 20-24, 25-29, 30-35

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Low-income individuals
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs

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