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Jagran Pehel: Bihar's first ever bio-digester community toilet installed by Jagran Prakashan

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Jagran Pehel: Bihar's first ever bio-digester community toilet installed by Jagran Prakashan

Jagran Pehel is an initiative in association with Jagran Prakashan Ltd and Govt of Bihar, who have set up Bihar’s first ever Bio-digester Community Toilet at Nathnagar Block in the district of Bhagalpur. It was inaugurated on 25th March 2015 by Member of Rajya Sabha and Ex-minister, Govt of India; Jairam Ramesh, in the presence of S.M.Sharma, Chairman, Pehel-The Initiative, Anand Madhab, CEO, Jagran Pehel, Chandrasekhar Singh, Deputy Development Commissioner, Bhagalpur, other District officials, PRI representatives and other distinguished personalities of Bhagalpur. This initiative of Pehel to support the cause of making Bihar an open defecation free state has been highly appreciated. By setting up the bio-digester unit, we intend to keep cleanliness in the surroundings and also re-use energy and waste water produced in the process to provide electricity and other plantation/agricultural activities.

The community toilet comprises of 4 Water Closet Toilets, 1 washroom and 1 wash basin for each gender. The unit has been set up in a covered premise of 50ft x 30ft to ensure safety. Following are the specifications of the toilet:

• Rigid structure made of MS Sheet with MS Tubes

• 8 Water Closets, 2 Washrooms and 2 Wash Basins

• Separate units for each gender

• 1000Lt Water tank provided

• Supply water connection from PHED

• FRP Bio-digester installed is DRDO approved and used in Indian Railways

• Doors with locking arrangement

• The toilet is surrounded with walls all around for safety

• Proper ventilation is provided in each toilet to eliminate foul smell

• Water taps are provided in each toilet / bathroom

• Water flushing system installed

• Sewerage connections are done in a manner to be attended easily for maintenance

• FRP mat flooring to avoid slippery accidents

• The roof is tapered to avoid accumulation of rain water

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