Sanitation facilities in India are alarming with over 600 million people (half of India's population) having no access to toilets. Bio-toilets treat the human waste at source – obviating the need to carry/transport the fecal matter, no spoiling of environment or groundwater, and don't need any energy, no heavy infrastructure required – easing the burden on government bodies. On the contrary, there are other benefits of the bioloo. The system leaves pathogen-free water as effluent that can be re-used. For large bio-tanks, methane can be collected and used. These can be installed anywhere, without specification of land type, terrain, distance, etc. We see bio-toilets as a true panacea to many of India's sanitation woes.

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • India

Sectors of activity
Buildings and construction, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Education

Type of initiative

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

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Sanjay Banka

Managing Director

Banka BioLoo

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Banka BioLoo Pvt Ltd, a firm committed to environmental betterment and social uplift, is supporting to eradicate the malaise of open defecation. By providing eco-friendly bio-toilets (or bioloos), the enterprise is helping meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG-7) and actively supporting the government's vision of an open defecation free society.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

Our solutions have
 Enabled access to hygienic sanitation to families, schools, members of public, on-site workers, and notably to rail passengers
 Treated human waste and saved/ recycled water; as effluent water from the bio-toilet system is re-used, need for fresh water from municipal sources is reduced
 Railways's bio-toilets: better hygienic conditions for millions (and increasing) of people living near tracks
 Families and communities, with access to bioloos, don't defecate in the open, their health has improved as human waste is not littered
 Womenfolk use bioloos and have no fear of security, and have a sense of dignity

Next steps and how to get involved

Take the solution to a wider user base and new geographies