08 APRIL 2016
Dr. Lokendra Singh, Director DRDE, Gwalior inaugurates K. K. Nag’s Bacteria Generation Plant for manufacture of Anaerobic Microbial Inoculum for use in Bio-Digester Toilets at Pune.
K. K. Nag Pvt Ltd, the leading supplier of customised Foam Products in EPS, EPP and a leading player in Rotationally Moulded Products celebrated the official opening of its state of the art manufacturing facility for manufacturing of Anaerobic Microbial Inoculum (AMI) for use in Bio-Digester Toilets at URSE, Pune. The company has also developed Bio-Tanks in Rotationally Moulded LLDPE material and is offering a range of Toilet Super-structures as well.
Established in Pune in 1965 by the late Mr K. K. Nag and the late Mrs Surabhi Nag, the company has a rich history of innovation and of pioneering new products / processes in India and was the first company to develop and introduce Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) in India. The company has a pan India foot print with operations in Pune, Chennai, Pondicherry and Bangalore and has leading corporates in India as its customers.
In 2015 K. K. Nag Pvt Ltd signed a Technology Transfer Agreement with DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India for manufacture of Bio-Digester Toilets. In line with this the Bacteria Generation Plant for manufacture of Inoculum, which is the heart of the Bio-Digester Toilet System was officially inaugurated by Dr Lokendra Singh, Director DRDE – Gwalior, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India on 08 April 2016. Dr Lokendra Singh has done pioneering work in the field of anaerobic digestion and is credited with the development and invention of the Bio-Toilet system. The ceremony was attended by numerous dignitaries… Dr Dev Vrat Kamboj from DRDE Gwalior, Dr Vijay Veer Retd Director DRL Tezpur, Ms Swati Sahai and Col K. V. Kuber of FICCI and Dr Hemant Sonawane of Indian Railways.
To ensure the success of the Bio-Toilet system, the company has also set up a full-fledged microbiological laboratory having the latest analytical equipment to ensure that only the best quality of Inoculum is supplied to the market.
The planned plant capacity is 2.20 Million Litres of Inoculum per year with the first phase being inaugurated which has an installed capacity of 0.72 million litres. Apart from this the company has also developed a range of Bio-Tanks and Toilet Superstructures and is poised to manufacture 100,000 toilets per year.
Speaking at this occasion Dr Lokendra Singh impressed upon the need to preserve our environment and improve the quality of human life, for which Bio-Toilets will play a major role and help in meeting the target of making India Open Defecation Free (ODF) before 02 October 2019, the target set by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.
Dignitaries on the dais
Dr Lokendra Singh inaugurating the Bacteria Generation Plant
Mr Raju Badve, GM – Technical explaining the Bio-Toilet System to the dignitaries
Dr Dev Vrat Kamboj DRDE, inaugurating the Microbiological Laboratory
View of the Bacteria Generation Plant for manufacture of Bio-Toilets Inoculum
Dignitaries at the inauguration celebration