Launching green toilets very close to country's missile test-firing facility, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said there is no use blasting Agni missiles if the sanitation proble

Calling for research by defence scientists for the common man, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said it did not matter how many Agni missiles India launched, but what matter

DRDO applauded for developing the toilets

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday announced that his Ministry would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Defence for installation of bio-toilets in 1000 gram panchayats across the country. It would go a long way in improving sanitation in rural India, Mr.Ramesh said. The project will be implemented in coordination with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at a cost of Rs. 400 crore, which will be provided by the Union Rural Development Ministry, Mr. Ramesh said.

If architecture is 'design for living', one of its greatest challenges is how to live with the masses of waste we excrete. Four pioneers in green sanitation design outline solutions to a dilemma too often shunted down the pan.

Sulabh International has invited Microsoft founder Bill Gates to visit its headquarters in the Capital to witness its low-cost, environment-friendly toilet technology being used in India and other developing nations. The NGO's invitation follows Mr. Gates' statement made during recent visit to India where he said his “ultimate dream” was to develop low-cost toilets.

“Sulabh International has developed cost-effective, two-pit toilet technology which is being used in households as well as community toilets. Our design is being adopted on a much wider scale because it satisfies the important criteria of a technology design which is culturally acceptable and is also affordable. We are ready to offer Mr. Gates and his philanthropic organisation our technology,”

Microsoft founder Bill Gates' “ultimate dream” is low-cost toilets.

MUMBAI: CR will soon roll out a rake fitted with toilets with eco-friendly technology that will help prevent tracks from getting soiled with human waste.

Provision of adequate sanitation to all communities has been a major challenge in India. This is also due to the fact such communities have full spectrum of variations in sociocultural and economic conditions. It is said that in India near stone -age civilization coexists with atomic –age civilization.

A city based engineering major has inked an agreement with a Denmark-based firm and the Defence Research Development Establishment (DRDE) to develop ‘green toilets’ for railways to keep trains, pla

Bhopal A city-based engineering major has inked an agreement with a Denmark-based firm and the Defence Research Organisation to develop 'green toilets' for railways in a bid to keep trains, platforms and tracks clean and free from filth and corrosion.

"Under the railways ambitious green toilet scheme two types of toilets based on vacuum and bacteria technology would be installed in trains in order to keep them green and clean," Daulat Ram Industries Chairman and Managing Director, Satish Sharma said here today.