Yes – our first reaction is to laugh at this idea which is okay and to be expected. But seriously, with our giant population we generate a lot of urine. Human urine or Cow urine contains a lot of nitrogen, which is the most important ingredient of Urea – a critical fertilizer used by farmers. Currently, India imports a lot of urea so this will save our import bill. Simple right! Well sort off. The concept is new and has not been tried before.
There are many technical and logistical challenges – like collecting the urine, paying for it, its freshness, purification, storing in bank, scaling up, many more and then its usage in making urea. We can laugh all we want ==> but to make it work – many technical challenges to be worked out.
AND WHEN IT WORKS, WE CAN BE PROUD CONTRIBUTORS AND FEEL GOOD AS IT WILL BE A “MAKE IN INDIA” SUCCESS STORY !!!
Source: Times of India
- 15 Nov 2017
The Transport Ministry of the Government of India spent over rupees 70 crores to inspect, survey and number every one of the 1.6 lakh bridges and tunnels in the country. Their conclusion was shocking ==> 100 of the bridges, some major can collapse anytime. 147 of these are in distressed conditions – so in bad condition but may not anytime. A few of these are over 100 years. Bihar has 35 of these, the greatest number. So government is working feverishly to now start fixing these and it costs lots and lots of money.
- 5 Aug 2017