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IIMB to bolster composting on campus

Bangalore:May 11 , 2013 DH News Service 2:43 IST
The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), will increase composting facilities at its campus by joining hands with a non-governmental organisation.

The institution generates about 600 kg of waste a day. Saahas, an NGO working in the area of solid waste management, tied up with IIMB four years ago to set up a bio-gas plant for effective utilisation of the waste on the campus.

“As the number of students joining the institute is increasing and a new building is coming up on the campus, more waste generating plants will be set up. The existing plants can handle just 300 kg of food waste per day and manages 75 per cent of all waste generated on the campus,” said Shobha R who works for Saahas.

She was speaking at a round-table conference on waste management at IIMB on Wednesday.

Representatives from malls and corporate offices located on Bannerghatta Road voiced out their problems in managing waste.

“Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike engineers should come forward and assist the volunteers who are striving to implement zero waste management practices,” said N S Ramakanth, co-founder, Solid Waste Management Round Table.

R Choudhary, Palike Additional Commissioner for solid waste management, said there was a dire need to frame guidelines for disposal of wet waste generated in apartment complexes.

He said the BBMP had been making efforts to set up dry waste collection centres in all the 198 wards of the City by month-end.

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