Good Businesses 2013

It’s a dirty job...

Samagra is determined to provide clean toilets for urban poor

Soumik Kar

His card says he’s the CTC of Samagra. New designations are sprouting all over the place these days and seeing you struggle to figure this one out, Swapnil Chaturvedi helps you out. “It stands for Chief Toilet Cleaner,” he says in all seriousness. It’s not precisely what he does, but since his startup manages public toilets in Pune, the designation does convey the business Samagra is in. “I want that there should be a sense of dignity attached to this job,” the 36-year-old adds.