JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use the Site in standard view. However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. To use standard view, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options.

| Last Updated:08/07/2014

Latest News(Archive)

Latest News

NHRC seeks action-taken report on inefficacy of bio-toilets

The Hindu, 07 July 2014

 

BHUBANESWAR: National Human Rights Commission has asked the Odisha Government to furnish an action taken report on alleged inefficacy of ‘bio-toilets’ developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and lack of adequate toilets leading to mass open defecation in Bhadrak district.

 

The Commission issued the notice after taking cognisance of a petition of Radhakant Tripathy, a human rights activist.

 

“Villagers are reluctant to use the bio-toilets claiming that they lack required facilities. Villagers complain the toilets installed in the village lack water supply. They say it does not have a space for ventilation. They are so cramped that it is difficult to get inside and sit there,” Mr. Tripathy pointed out. Read more....