What you toss out as organic waste from your homes may feed gardens! In a novel effort, a youngster in Chennai has created an equipment that converts organic waste into manure in 21 days.
Abdul Kani, son of railway employee, D Khaleel, finished his MBA at 2005 from Indian School of Management.
He got a job at a leading private bank for the monthly salary of Rs 30,000. Like every youth, Kani also enjoyed a corporate lifestyle. However, after three years of working in a routine job, he decided that he wanted to do something to do different — and quit, to take up a social cause.
It was later that he was struck with the idea of solid waste management technology, which can be done easily in one’s home.
The 20-year-old has created a small hexagon shaped instrument — five feet in length and 2.5 feet in height, with a manual rotor.
He demonstrated the equipment on Monday, at the residence of Lakshmi Narayanan, vice-chairman of CTS, who had lent support to the novel effort.
Organic material like kitchen wastes, dry leaves from the garden and flowers used for pooja, can be collected in a separate bin and crushed with an ‘organic waste crusher’, a small tool used for crushing.
After crushing, the waste is converted to a solid paste,’’ said Kani. He added, “If you put 10kgs of solid waste for crushing, this can be reduced to one kg of solid paste.’’
The paste is added with lime powder and saw dust, put into the hexagon instrument and rotated for a few minutes.
After 21 days, the solid paste decomposes into manure which can be used for gardening, explained Kani. He further added, “This is the first time in India, that a green technology has been developed to manage waste at a source level.’’
If every household is equipped with this handy solid waste management device, garbage clearance work done by the Corporation can be reduced.
Like the rainwater harvesting system, the government should implement an act where every household or apartment block must have solid waste management technology, says Abdul Kani. He hopes to have one lakh homes use this equipment and make Chennai a green and waste-free city.
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