Bio Toilets

  • DRDO's bio-toilets can help 'Swachh Bharat' mission: Venkaiah Naidu August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The bio-toilets developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation would bring about "a revolution" in rural areas, and the government had set its sights on ending open defecation in the country, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. The NDA government was pushing the initiative in a...
  • Ending open defecation: Manjhi promises 1.2 crore toilets in 5 years July 24, 2014

    Pledging to construct 1.21 crore toilets over next five years covering all households in Bihar, the state government today vowed to end the practice of defecation in open places by 2019 as a token of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. "As many as 40 lakh toilets have...
  • South Central Railway to provide bio-toilets on trains May 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) plans to procure 200 more eco-friendly bio-toilets to provide the facility on more trains in the next few months. The decision was taken after successful trial of 48 bio-toilets fitted to the 17 coaches being run on Hyderabad-Mumbai Hussain Sagar Express and Kacheguda-Bangalore Express. Bio-toilets...
  • Cut defence expenditure to fund bio-toilets: Ramesh October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday outrightly rejected Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh's pitch for a share from the national security allocation for social development programmes. "Money provided in the budget for the Defence is for national security," Antony said promising at the same...
  • Indian Railway world's biggest open toilet: Ramesh October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has called the railway the world's biggest open toilet. He was making a pitch for greater funding for bio-toilets. "We are the world's capital for open defacations. 60 per cent of all open defacations in the world are in India. This is a matter...
  • India is world's capital for open defecation: Ramesh October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in about 300 backward gram panchayats in the next two years at a cost of Rs 150 crore. "We are the world's capital for open...