DRDO scientists brief Governor
Jammu, Feb 6: Governor N N Vohra has called for urgent utilization of eco-friendly technologies for the sustained protection of environment and ecology.
The Governor said this while receiving a detailed presentation by a team of senior scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Bio-Digester based eco-friendly toilets, at Raj Bhavan, here last evening.
The Governor observed that there is need for urgently utilizing the valuable technology developed by the DRDO for an eco-friendly solution to treat human wastes. He said that this technology should be adequately publicized for enlarging awareness about its utility. He observed that possibilities could be explored for installation of these Bio-toilets at various important tourist spots for eco-friendly treatment of human wastes.
The Governor, who is Chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, asked Navin K. Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer of these Boards, who was present on the occasion, to take up the matter with the DRDO for preparing project reports on the feasibility of installing these eco-friendly toilets at Baltal and Nunwan Base Camps and thereafter, at Sangam, Panjtarni, Sheshnag and the Holy Cave area, after assessing the efficacy of this technology.
He added that a similar feasibility report should be urgently prepared for the installation of eco-friendly toilets on the track from Katra to Bhawan, adding that a time-bound action plan should be prepared for this purpose.
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