Palike, private firms join hands to convert waste into compost

Palike, private firms join hands to convert waste into compost

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike on Tuesday entered into an agreement with ILFS, UPL, Morgan, MSGP and Ramky Compost Manufacturer and Mangalore Chemical Fertilizer Company for turning the waste generated in the city into compost.

A BBMP press release quoting its commissioner G Kumar Naik said that the agreement facilitated by the Ministry of Urban Development, comes against the backdrop of the Union Cabinet’s decision to promote city compost.

Under this scheme, a market development assistance of Rs 1,500 per tonne of city compost, would be paid to the fertiliser-marketing companies.

City compost
The Union Ministry of Fertilizers had earlier notified to take along leading fertiliser-marketing companies from across the country with compost manufacturers for marketing city compost. 

Under the agreement, the Bruhat Bengluru Mahanagara Palike would ensure delivery of municipal solid waste (MSW) to ILFS, UPL, Morgan, MSGP and Ramky and review the infrastructure and machinery available at their compost manufacturing sites to ensure the adequacy of infrastructure and quality compliance. 

Convert into manure
The compost manufacturers would further be responsible to process the solid waste and convert it into manure. This manure should fall under the standards set by Fertiliser Control Order and be properly packed.

The Palike commissioner said the agreement would ensure feasibility and viability of producing compost and would help meet the demand for fertilisers. 

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