The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has set up ‘She mart and loo’ in Chandanagar circle to provide safe and hygienic toilets exclusively for women. GHMC set up the toilets in partnership with Hindustan Aeronautical Limited under their CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiative.
Besides roping in women SHGs for operating them, the civic officials should strive to ensure market outreach to women SHGs in Chandanagar circle in the west zone.
MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar inaugurated the ‘She mart and loo’ in Chandanagar circle on February 6, 2019. They are free to use and exclusively for women. The store will stock eco-friendly, recycled and upscale products manufactured by SHG groups.
Speaking at the inauguration, Arvind Kumar said “Women most often hesitate to use a public toilet as mostly there will be men sitting there to collect user fees. Also, hygiene is a factor. This outlet will have 4 women running the mart making it safe for women to use. Products will be manufactured by women. There will be CC cameras too to ensure security,” the Principal Secretary said.