Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The bio-manure produced by the Brahmapuram solid waste treatment plant of the Kochi Corporation will be purchased by the Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT).

The two agencies reached an informal agreement regarding the purchase of the manure at a meeting held in the presence of the Local Administration Minister Paloli Mohammed Kutty in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

Obligation

According to the understanding, FACT will market the manure produced by the corporation. Chemical fertilizer companies are under an obligation to market bio-manures alongside their other products.

The Union government had earlier issued an order to the companies in this regard.

The manure is produced from the biodegradable waste generated by the city and treated at the plant. ACT will regularly monitor the quality of the fertilizer as part of the purchase deal.

APTDC exit

The sale of the manure will begin once the Andhra Pradesh Technology Development Corporation, which has installed the plant and is running it, relinquishes its responsibilities.

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