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'Waste can be used to generate electricity'

Last updated: 24 April, 2011
Mysore, April 24, DHNS

Students participating in the Space Eco-literacy Campaign were educated about ways to generate electricity from waste by Scientist Prof V Jagannath, here on Sunday.

The campaign held at the Physics Department of University of Mysore witnessed the participation of 30 students. Prof Jagannath said that waste was a means of becoming an income generator.

He observed that if waste material were segregated into degradable and non-degradable at the source, then it was easier to control environmental pollution. Furthermore, the cost of transportation could also be reduced.

He said that the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation churns out manure from the garbage collected by the Mysore City Corporation (MCC). While, there is a huge demand for this manure, it could even be used by public as an additional source of income.

Later, Prof Jagannath gave a presentation on creating electricity out of waste.
Former MLC D Madegowda said that 32 varieties of waste including inorganic plastic and fibre are separated at the Zero Waste Management Unit in Kumbarakoppal. This is later sold, while the conversion of degradable material into waste is done once in 50-60 days. He also urged students to stop using plastic altogether.

Dr N S Prasad and various students participated in the programme.

 

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