At a time when there is a growing awareness about the use of toilets and personal hygiene, a village in Kerala has come up with a model that could revolutionise the way toilet waste is processed. Pulluvila, a village in Thiruvananthapuram district has the world's first e-toilet which uses technology that turns waste into fertiliser, generates power and even makes potable water. The initiative was developed by a local firm called Eram Scientific Solutions using a Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation grant. It also received technical support from University of South Florida (USF) called NEWgenerator, which is also supported by the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation. The eToilet see the convergence of electronics, mechanical, web-mobile technologies to control the entry, usage, cleaning, exit and remote monitoring of the toilet. And NEWgen is a machine in a box that recycles water, harvests energy, creates fertilizers and, ultimately, turns waste into profit.