First NGO in Mumbai to introduce this technology
INDIACSR News Network
MUMBAI: Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization known for its committed service to the poor, weak and needy,will be installing two “Bio-Toilets” in Bharat Nagar(Bandra-East),Mumbai. This new initiative from Wockhardt Foundationis 100% eco-friendly and cost effective as itdecomposes the solid waste into water and bio-gas and it onlyrequires one time installation. The Bio-Toilet is therefore, a complete waste management solution, which completely alleviates the need for expensive sewage treatment & waste management.
Bharat Nagaris known for space crunch, by launching Bio-Toilet which is eco-friendly and economical toilet will not only provides preventable healthcare but also solve the problem of space crunch. One bio tank is equivalent to three septic tanksand doesn’t require maintenance on yearly basis.
Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO – Wockhardt Foundation said, “ Bio-toilets is a sludge-free technology which doesn’t require electricitythereby playing a vital role healthcare. It is estimated that 10 million children die under the age of five, globally every year due to unsanitary conditions. So, introducing it in Mumbai where there is inadequate provision for drainage and sanitary conditions will be extremely effective. After the successful pilot launch,we plan to set up in several places in Mumbaiincluding households, construction sites, airports, village central points, educational institutions, pilgrimage sites, and slums“.
Bio-toilets consist of two variants: Stationary Bio-Toilet and Mobile Bio-Toilet.The excreta from the toilet shelter enter the bio-digester tank that contains a bacterial inoculum which complete decomposes excreta tobiogas- emitted through one outlet and the remaining water is transported out, by means of the water outlet. The water discharged from the Bio-Digester Tank is completely colorless, odorless & devoid of solid particles, being fit for irrigation purposes only. The Bio-Toilet holds a 90 percent decomposition of waste rate, as opposed to that of the regular toilets that decompose merely 30 percent of excretory waste.