Bio-digesters, a decomposition mechanised toilet system which decomposes human excretory waste in a digester tank specific high-graded bacteria, will be installed on trial bases in houseboats in world famous Dal Lake.
Officials said that on the directions of the High Court, the Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has initiated the process of installation of bio-digesters in houseboats in the lake.
They said Biodigester is a decomposition mechanised toilet system which decomposes human excretory waste in the digester tank using specific high-graded bacteria further converting it into methane and water, discharged further to the desired surface. ‘It is a total maintenance-free system which does not require any sewage system,’ they added.
Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, who is also the Vice Chairman of LAWDA, on Saturday convened a pre-bidding meeting with manufacturers and suppliers from different parts of India, discussing the installation of bio-digesters in houseboats in the Dal lake.
He asked the suppliers to install their bio-digesters in Dal Lake on trial, emphasising the importance of picking the right kind of bio-digester to ensure desired results.
It was said that climatic conditions as found in Kashmir might require specific adjustments in bio-digesters and that installation of trial bio-digesters will help in going for the right kind.
Dr Shah said that installing bio-digesters in houseboats in the Dal Lake is of crucial importance and he would ensure that this, among other important requirements, is met in earnest.