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100% mechanised cleaning in Railways

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Central government is planning to convert all toilets at railway stations into bio-toilets so that tracks are not soiled, and 100 per cent mechanised cleaning is going to be a reality in ... Read More »

More bio-toilets

Two sections of Indian Railways have been identified to be made ‘zero toilet discharge’ sections by October 2, 2015 – Kanalus-Dwarka- Okha and Porbander-Wansjalya. Jammu-Katra and Manmadurai- Rameshwaram will be covered later in the year. All the trains originating/terminating and ... Read More »

Rameswaram station goes green

 Following the recent announcement in the railway budget to make Rameswaram a green station, the Madurai railway division has started allotting more bio-toilet fitted coaches to the station. Out of 145 coaches maintained in Rameswaram, 78 are fitted with bio-toilets ... Read More »

Bio-toilets for better Sanitation

Millions die every year across the world due to lack of safe sanitation facilities. “Ensuring 100% waste discharge from a toilet in an eco-friendly manner, the bio-toilets play a critical role in preventive healthcare,” says Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee & ... Read More »

Bio-toilets for trains

The Indian Railways has announced that its entire fleet of passenger coaches would be equipped with bio-toilets by 2021-22. It has also planned to have all new coaches fitted with bio-toilets from 2016-17 onwards. Minister of State for Railways Kotla ... Read More »

Bio-toilets at Konkan Railway stations

Konkan Railway has become the first Railway in the country to install bio-toilets at Chiplun and Kankawali stations. To promote green solutions and provide eco-friendly transport solutions, Railways have earlier installed bio toilets in trains. The technology developed by DRDO ... Read More »


The South Central Railway has decided to replace its existing toilets with new environment friendly bio-toilets. The toilets are jointly developed by Railway Research Design and Standard Organisation (RDSO) and Defence Research Development Establishment (DRDE). Around 48 bio-toilets were installed ... Read More »


The Kerala State Water Transport Department has issued a circular, which makes it mandatory for all the boats plying in the Fort Kochi-Vypeen routes to be fitted with bio-chemical toilets. The boats are currently fitted with normal toilets that dump ... Read More »

$130m project to clean up Indian rail

Where 130 million households are without a latrine, which accounts for 60% of the global volume of open defecation, is a matter of concern and anguish, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said in a recent meeting in New Delhi. The ... Read More »

Bio-toilets plans for gram panchayats

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh is mulling over a plan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Defence for installation of bio-toilets in gram panchayats across the country. Around 1,000 select villages will now be ... Read More »

Human waste to light up bio-toilets

Scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have found a novel way of lighting up bio-toilets using Methane gas generated from human waste. DRDO is now working to provide lighting solution for the convenience of those who will ... Read More »

Railways’ green initiatives

In a green initiative, the Railways are tapping a mix of technologies to ensure environment friendly discharge of the human waste from trains. It is planning to develop bio-toilets along with the DRDO. The bio toilets will use bacterial strains, ... Read More »

Keeping city clean is a collective effort

In the recent years there is a significant shift in handling solid waste with Municipal Corporations across the country adopting various models of disposing and recycling waste. Pondicherry Corporation has successfully adopted door-to-door collection, transportation and processing model. Coimbatore Corporation has adopted house-to-house collection model and outsourced secondary collection and processing to private parties under PPP mode. In certain other cities, the processing has been outsourced on PPP basis. Besides waste collection, various technologies like composting, bio-methanation/gasification or high-temperature incineration and waste-to-energy are being used for waste management. For example, the service provider in Coimbatore Corporation had started with compost plant, now they are seeking permission to put up a waste-to-energy plant at their own cost. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike has forked out certain areas to be cleaned by sweeping machines. All Corporations are experimenting innovative methods to collect and treat waste. Ajit Patil, Secretary, Corporation of Cochin, in an exclusive interview with Clean India Journal, talks about how solutions to keep the city clean has been successfully implemented. Read More »