About Basic Sanitations Pvt. Ltd

microgem ™ is an organic bio-culture, certified by the CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, developed and manufactured by Sanitation World. Application of microgem ™ promotes a safe and hygienic environment in surroundings that are infested with harmful bacteria, flies, mosquitoes and a strong smell of sewage. Use of microgem ™ transforms communities that are plagued with harmful sewage, flies and smell. Sanitation World has operations in several countries including India and South Africa.

Following the launch of Basic Sanitations Pvt. Ltd in 2013, microgem ™ is now manufactured in Delhi NCR with a national distribution presence. With a well trained team we provide all support, technical or otherwise, to ensure the successful application of microgem ™.

microgem ™ was developed in 2004 by Sanitation World South Africa and has received several awards for its social innovation including the SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award as well as being recognised as the best innovation at the 5th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) 2013 Nepal, an inter-ministerial conference on sanitation, where the best sanitation innovations in South Asia are adjudicated.


Recommended microgem ™ dosage


Systems Mainly water, sludge, no paper Hard, crusted sludge
Septic tank 1 litre/1000 litres, monthly 10 litres/1000 litres, monthly
Pit latrine 1 litre/1000 litre pit,monthly 10 litres/1000 litre pit for 3 months

STP /10 KLD Shock treatment:10 litres/day for 10 days Maintenance: 10 litres/ month
ETP/1KLD 5 litres/day

Urinal 0.1 litre/day

Sewer pipe 1 litre/1000 litres of sludge/day Will vary depending on extent of blockage
Ponds 10 litres /1000 m2
Rivers 0.5 litres/1000 litres/ day


Sanitation World

Basic Sanitations Pvt. Ltd


TF 10 – D, Third Floor, Vasant square mall,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070 India
Contact No : +91 11 46000557, +91 8800807599,
Email : info@basicsanitations.com