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2,096 bio-toilets installed in rail coaches so far

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 09:39

Continuing its efforts to provide a clean and eco-friendly travel to train passengers, Railways has expedited the work of fitting bio-toilets in coaches with over 2,000 of them already installed so far.

Rural Ministry to join hands with defence body for bio-toilets

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 20:18

Rural Development Ministry would join hands with a leading defence research organisation to push eco-friendly bio-toilets in villages in four states where the menace of open defecation remained unaddressed.

South Central Railway plans to buy more bio-toilets

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 19:26

The South Central Railway (SCR) plans to procure 200 more eco-friendly bio-toilets to provide the facility on more trains in the next few months.

Biotoilets in trains will address safety issues too: Ramesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 20:33

The newly developed bio-toilets being installed in Railways that treat human waste will not only address sanitation problem but improve Rail safety too.

Railways to set up bacteria generation plants for bio toilets

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 14:19

Railways is setting up a bacteria generation plant at the Rail Coach Factory here to meet the requirement of bio toilets in trains.

Human waste to light up bio-toilets

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 15:38

Methane gas generated from human waste could be used to light up bio-toilets developed by scientists.

PM praises bio-toilets developed by DRDO

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 14:27

Bio-toilets developed by DRDO earned praise from PM who said that these could go a long way in solving the problem of open defecation in rural India.

Railways is world`s biggest open toilet: Ramesh

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 11:27

Indian Railways is the world’s biggest open toilet! This is how Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has described the lifeline of the nation.

Ramesh wants all trains to be fitted with bio-toil

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 22:24

The total cost for retrofitting bio-toilets in all coaches would be about Rs 500 crores.

Jairam effect: DRDO offers bio-toilets for village

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 09:17

At least 1000 gram panchayats across the country will soon have odourless bio-toilets-- thanks to defence research agency DRDO which jolted into action after some candid comments by Union Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Stung by Ramesh`s remarks,DRDO offers bio-toilets for villages

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 08:30

At least 1000 gram panchayats across the country will soon have odourless bio-toilets-- thanks to defence research agency DRDO.

Bio-toilets in trains to prevent track corrosion

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:06

With the twin objectives of preventing corrosion of tracks and providing odorless toilets to passengers, railways are replacing existing ones with bio-toilets.