He was speaking to mediapersons at the inauguration of Biowaste management through composting and vermi-composting organised by the Department of Sericulture, UoM.
Commending the reform activities being taken out by UoM, Raykar said that the initial funding of around ` 20-25 lakh for setting-up a waste management plant will be given by MCC.
He said that the plant will be managed by the university and women self-help groups (SHG) will be given priority to take care of the management of the plant.
He said that segregation and classification of waste will be taken by the Self Help Groups.
Pointing out that the MCC wouldn’t stake claim on any revenue generated, Raykar mentioned that the revenue generated will be utilised for the maintenance of the plant.
Describing the functioning of Biowaste management, Associate Professor Department of Sericulture, Dr Basavaiah said that waste was being accumulated from July last year.
During this time, 50 tonnes of compost and three tonnes of vermi-compost were being generated.
He said that vermi-compost will be sold at Rs four per kg, while one tonne of compost will be available for Rs 1,000.