In the previous article, I introduced you to the Japanese bio-toilet technology, as one of the sanitation options for mountains. This article will focus on an Indian technology that converts human waste into biogas. The
BIANIC is an acronym for believing in achieving new innovative concept (s). The camping cooperatives need affordable and environment friendly sanitation options for mountains. This article reviews one of such options available in the market,
Properly composted pee and poop could provide safe humus for the kitchen garden of the campsites and keep the wilderness clean. As our ancestors did in the Himalayas for centuries. Live like natives of the Himalayas to
TOC 7 Facts Camping Cooperatives: An Idea Benefits of Camping Cooperatives Carry Less. Consume Less. Generate Less Waste. Why is minimalism a main ingredient of the Himalayan adventures? Why create camping cooperatives instead of hotels?
Jammu Kashmir (Ladakh), Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Sikkim, the Indian Himalayan states, have implemented the concept of home stays to increase stay options, especially in remote rural areas. The home stays no doubt have created
Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Sikkim, three of the Indian Himalayan states, laid down rules to standardize the homestay services. Some of the rules are common while others are state-specific. For example, homestays are principally located
The rules 16 and 17 discuss various standards to ensure quality of home stay in Sikkim. For example, dampness, pest, and smoke free rooms and kitchens are prerequisites for the registration.
Advance payment cannot exceed 50% of the total home stay booking tariff. The Sikkim Registration of Home Stay Establishment Rule 15 (2013) fixes the amount the owner can collect as an advance for the home
Minimum size of the notice board: 3*4 feet The Rule 14 expects home stay owners to display the necessary information in the registered unit and maintain various business documents. Here are the provisions described in
The Sikkim Registration of Home Stay Establishment Rules, 2013 lays down various provisions to evaluate and enhance home stay services in the State. The provisions are discussed in three rules: 13, 18, and 19. Continuous