Kanpur, February 1 – A faculty member of the environmental engineering department of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has devised an unique toilet system called “Zero-Waste Toilets”. Such toilets will not only cut down wastage of water but also recycle the waste, to be later used as manure. Prof Vinod Tare and his team, in collaboration with UNICEF, is at present installing four such public toilets in Kanmari Ganj Road locality of Aligarh district. Also, a similar toilet will be installed on the Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram train on an experimental basis, as the project is also being handled by the Technology Mission on Railway safety (TMRS) — a joint initiative of the Ministry of Railways and IIT-K.
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