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Malleswaram to get manure from waste

Published: 22nd September 2012 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2012 09:58 AM   |  A+A-

MLA-Ashwath-Narayan

In an effort to get rid of garbage, residents of Malleswaram on Friday stepped towards going garbage-free by using a modern method to deal with waste.

All the 8,000 houses in the area have been instructed to segregate waste at their houses and then dispose of the wet waste, that would be treated at a composting point and converted into manure.

Launching the programme with residents and technical experts of Pelican Biotech and Chemical Labs Pvt Ltd, Malleswaram MLA Dr Aswath Narayan explained that the area generates about 5 tonnes of waste every day.

“The city is facing severe shortage of landfill sites to dump garbage and hence, segregating garbage at its source is important. We will collect the wet waste here and after segregation, it will be layered with organic composting aid called the ‘Pelrich Composorb’. This will help in converting the wet waste into manure at the composting point within 30-35 days,” he said.

Dr C N Manoj, MD, Pelican Biotech, further added that the methodology provides enough aeration during composting so that there would be no stench.

The Palike would designate more composting points in Malleswaram.

The MLA said this process would be extended to other wards.

What is Pelrich Composorb?

Pelrich Composorb  is an organic composting aid. It works under the principle of Advanced Composting Using Aerobic Assistance. It provides aeration, contains ligno-cellulosic non-pathogenic fungus, absorbs leach liquid and stench during composting. After composting, Pelrich Composorb, along with organic waste, is converted into water retaining with nutrients.



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