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Bio-digester toilets can give thrust to Swachh Bharat campaign

The Hindu, 09 December 2014


A simple, low-cost technology for treating human waste – developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – can aid in putting an end to open defecation and manual scavenging in the country.


The bio-digester technology of DRDO has the potential to give a thrust to the ambitious Clean India campaign, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


A recent report “Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation, update 2014”, by WHO and UNICEF, estimates that about 597 million people in India resort to open defecation, the highest in the world. The target of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is to provide each household in India a toilet, both rural and urban, by 2019. Read more....