'Promote Use of Composters'

Published: 24th November 2014 06:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2014 06:16 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The BBMP and other organisations should promote the use of the drum composter, which can convert solid wet waste into compost, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers H N Ananth Kumar said on Sunday.

After launching a drum composter, the minister said composters, by treating and converting solid wet waste to compost, will help address the garbage and solid waste management issues in the city.

“The country generates around one lakh tonnes of garbage everyday. Large-scale use of composters will definitely help in managing garbage,” said Kumar.

On the occasion, BBMP councillors volunteered to set up 100 drum composters across the city.

Composter to Treat Wet Waste

The composter, developed by the University of Agriculture Sciences, Bengaluru, has a capacity of 200 litres.

It can be used to treat solid wet waste in households, apartments, parks, hotels and schools. It costs around Rs 7,000.

According to university officials, the composter can convert 75 kg of solid wet waste to compost over a period of 75 days.

“The unit does not require large space and is easy to operate,” said an official.

UAS dean Dr Shivanna, MLA Ravi Subramanya and others were present on the occasion.


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