South Delhi to have bio-toilet, the first in the capital

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New Delhi, Aug 14: In line with the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, South Delhi will get its first public bio toilet installed at Greater Kailash-II. Incidentally, this area receives the largest footfall in the capital. Thanks to the efforts of the residents, after the civic agencies failed to construct a toilet in the area, they decided to take up the issue in their hands and build the toilet.

The residents' welfare association of Greater Kailash-II worled with Suvidha Bio Foundation to start the pilot project on green toilets in April. The toilet will be ready for public use by month-end. The cost of a bio toilet and its installation has been estimated at Rs 1.07 lakh.

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Abhay Khanna of Suvidha Bio Foundation said,"We will build an executive toilet block. The aerobic technology will help to convert the fecal matter into water and gas. The water will be used as manure for horticulture purpose. The lifeline of these toilets is beyond 25 years with negligible maintenance."

The Councillor of Greater Kailash-II, Sunita Gulia said,"It is a nice initiative by residents. The corporation and the residents should join hands and take more of such projects to maintain cleanliness and sanitation."

Biotoilets do not require maintenance and have a life beyond 25 years. They do not have any sewer connection and are odorfree.

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