One lakh Eco-friendly bio-toilets for 300 backward Gram Panchayats
The Government has planned to install 1 lakh eco-friendly bio-toilets in about 300 backward Gram Panchayats in the country in next 2 years. This will alleviate the problem of open defecation in villages. The project will cost Rs 150 crore in its first phase.
An MoU has been signed b/w the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation for Bio-Digester based Eco-friendly toilets developed by DRDO.
The Ministry has also proposed to install with DRDO developed bio-toilets in all new railways coaches.