To nour­ish civic gar­dens

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

fer­ing be­ing the low­est amount of waste col­lected amongst 24 wards.

To con­vert this waste, the G/ N ward has started a new com­post cen­tre near Mahim Chow­patty, which re­quires more man­power and has a ca­pac­ity to con­vert around two met­ric tonnes biodegrad­able waste.

Speak­ing about the new cen­tre, G/ N as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner, Ra­makant Bi­radar, said, “Since there is a lot of biodegrad­able waste gen­er­ated in this ward, we thought to ini­ti­ate an­other cen­tre. The new cen­ter has the ca­pac­ity of two met­ric tonnes. Since the new one doesn’t use the tech­nique that re­quires elec­tric­ity, it will take a lit­tle more time to gen­er­ate the com­post. The com­post gen­er­ated out of nir­malya of­fer­ing will be suf­fi­cient for three months of gar­den­ing ac­tiv­ity in our ward.”

Adding more in­for­ma­tion, G/ N SWM su­per­vi­sor, Tanaji Ghag, said, “We have used liq­uid and solid chem­i­cal to re­duce the stench of com­post dur­ing the process. We will be pro­mot­ing this small pi­lot project to gen­er­ate aware­ness in hous­ing so­ci­eties.”

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