DRDO moots bio-digester

A workshop on safe method of waste management by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) was conducted at the old council hall of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) on Wednesday.

Explaining about the newly innovated bio-digester toilet with the help of power-point-presentation, senior scientist from DRDO Radhakrishna explained that by deploying the facility at both rural and urban areas, economic toilets could be constructed to check defecating in the open. According to an estimate prepared by Unesco, of the total world population 1/7th is devoid of toilet facility, defecating in the open. In India alone, a total of 62.6 crore population fall in the same category thus leading to environment pollution.

Saying that the innovative method has already found takers, Radhakrishna said as many as 436 such toilets are available in nine trains and it has been included in Ganga river action plan, with DRDO entering into an agreement with Ganga Action Parivar and FICCI.

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