Replication of Bio-Digesters
Journey of Meghalaya
Bio-digester developed by DRDO, as an innovative model of sanitation, is being showcased by CIPS at various workshops. Government of Meghalaya had shown keen interest to take it forward for implementation in the state. CIPS has also entered into a MoU with the Government of Meghalaya to handhold them in implementation of the Bio-digester project in the State. A high level three member team from Meghalaya consisting of Sri Prestone Tynsong, Hon. Minister for Community & Rural Development, Prl. Secretary, Rural Development, SE Public Health and Sri D Chakrapani, Director, CIPS visited Lakshadweep on 28th & 29th June 2013 for an on the spot study of Bio-digesters being installed there.
Subsequently, State Rural Employment Society was formed under the Department of Community and Development, Meghalaya and seven engineers (2- Mechanical, 5 -Civil) have been recruited for this project. They undertook an intensive classroom and field training at CIPS, Hyderabad in the first week of November 2014 and two day intensive technical training on 10th & 11th Nov 2014 at DRDE, Gwalior.
CIPS is facilitating further exposure visits and training of these officers in the North Eastern region and would be hand-holding and facilitating the Meghalaya Government in procurement and setting up of Bio-Digesters and further dissemination of the technology within the government structure.
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