Bio Toilets

  • 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...