One of the important innovative practices that CIPS has been trying to replicate is the Bio Digesters technology developed by the DRDO for disposal of human waste. A high level delegation consisting of Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development, Prl. Secretary, Rural Development, SE, Public Health of Meghalaya and Director, CIPS went to Lakshadweep for a study of implementation of Biodigesters in June, 2013.
CIPS has entered into an MoU on 27th June, 2013 with Govt. of Meghalaya for the replication of Biodigesters.
28th February, 2014: CIPS has facilitated a meeting at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Dr. Manas K Mandal, Director General (Life Sciences), Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) to establish further institutional linkages for implementation of Biodigesters in Meghalaya.
As a result of the efforts made by CIPS Meghalaya Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 10 crores for the implementation of Bio Digesters in their state. They have also recruited a team of 7 engineers, 5 of them were belonging to Civil Engineering and 2 to Mechanical Engineering branch.
The engineers recruited by Meghalaya Government have been trained at CIPS, Hyderabad in a 5 day programme in November, 2014. They have been exposed to the technology of Bio Digester procurement and their maintenance. They have also been exposed to a series of interactions with the Railway Engineers of South Central Railway who have experience in implementing this technology.
The Meghalaya Team has also been taken to the various locations where Bio Digesters have been installed in and around Hyderabad. They have subsequently been sent to Gwalior for a 3 day intensive workshop where the scientists of DRDO explained them all aspects relating to the installation and maintenance of Bio Digesters.
9th – 14th of December, 2014:
In continuation of the above, Sri Radha Krishna Murthy, Retd. Engineer-in-Chief of the Panchayat Raj Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh visited Meghalaya for conducting sessions to the Meghalaya Engineers and Sensitizing them on the various aspects relating to the procurement and installation of Biodigesters.
11th December, 2014:
In pursuance of the efforts made by CIPS in dissemination of information relating to the Biodigesters and Ecosan Toilets, Designed & Developed By: Shri M.Dharma Rao, Chief Engineer (Retd.), GoAP, Shri Kartik Chandra (BTech.)IIT Kharagpur, Shri Nikhil (BTech ,MTech) IIT Mumbai, Shri C. Rohit (BTech) IIM Lucknow. They has also brought to the notice of CIPS that the improved versions of the Ecosan toilet is implemented by them both at Karimnagar and at Jawaharnagar in Ranga Reddy District of Telangana State. The Jawaharnagar model has been inspected by Sri Kondal Rao, Technical Advisor, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on 11th December, 2014.