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Having received a number of complaints on non-functioning of installed bio-toilets like choking of pipes, improper ventilation in toilet, incursion of non-biodegradable materials, use of excessive acid, usage of more people than the prescribed limit, bio-toilets remained unutilized for more than six months required seeding with fresh bacteria and so on, DRDO has rectified all the problems and the same has been updated to all the concerned channels. This was informed by the Defence Minister, Manohar Panikkar in Parliament.

The IR recently allotted Rs195 crore for the current fiscal as part of a larger Rs2,450 crore plan to install 40,000 toilets in 24,500 coaches, spending Rs10 lakh for each coach.

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