Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Home-based waste management plan

KOCHI: Kochi Nagara Poura Samithi and Karikkamury Residents Association, with technical support from Credai-Clean City Mission, launched a programme on Wednesday to help families in their respective residential areas to achieve self-sufficiency in management of bio-degradable waste.

A spokesman for the samithi said that residents would be first made aware of the method of composting bio-degradable waste from the households and will then be provided with small units that can be used for turning bio-degradable waste into bio-fertilizer.

The new programme, launched at a function on Wednesday at the Chavara Cultural Centre, will cover around 300 residential units in the heart of Kochi.

The nearly 50 participants in the inaugural programme were given a class on using the bio-waste management unit and the process involved.

Kabeer B. Haroon of Credai-Clean City Mission said that they planned to make the residents aware of the method that is easily adopted in households. The bio-composting method involves use of cultured bacteria instead of earthworms, he said.

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