ITANAGAR: Scientist from the Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) in Assam under Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Dr Soumya Chatterjee called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr B.D. Mishra at the Raj Bhavan here recently, and gave a PowerPoint presentation about the latest technologies developed by DRL in bio-toilets.
DrChatterjee briefed the Governor on the various types of bio-toilets developed by the DRL, suitable for various terrains, including high altitudes, hill areas and plain regions.
Dr Mishra appreciated the scientific achievement of the DRDO and suggested for construction of bio-toilets in Arunachal Pradesh. He reiterated that such a proactive role of DRDO would promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi's national cleanliness campaign of 'Swachh Bharat' Abhiyan.
The Governor, who has been one of the torch bearers in conducting and participating in cleanliness drives, emphasised on promoting bio-toilets for maintaining the pristine environment of the state, an official communiqué informed.
He said that without a proper toilet system, the sludge of toilets reaches the streams and rivers which results in water pollution and spread of diseases. The Governor requested the Tezpur-based DRL to launch a pilot programme by installing some bio-toilets in the extended complex near Lower Birup Colony here, so that other citizens in the state could also adopt such innovative projects. Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University Prof. SaketKushwaha, who has been carrying out cleanliness campaigns in RGU campus was also present in the meeting, the communiqué added.