Madurai

Micro-composting centre inaugurated at ward 25

MADURAI

Minister of Cooperation Sellur K. Raju, along with Collector T.G. Vinay, inaugurated a micro- composting centre at Menendhal (ward 25) here on Saturday.

This is the second centre inaugurated in the city, after the first one was inaugurated at Thathaneri recently.

The centre, built at a cost of ₹80 lakh under the Swachh Bharat Mission, has 10 pits which will compost organic waste using aerobic method. Corporation Commissioner S. Visakan was also present during the inauguration.

In accordance with the Solid Waste Management Rules (2016), Madurai Corporation is building MCCs at 41 places at a total cost of ₹23.50 crore under Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities Mission to practise the decentralised waste management.

Organic waste from residences of Menendhal will be collected by conservancy workers using light- operated vehicles and battery-operated vehicles. The conservancy workers will collect waste segregated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste from the residences.

While the organic waste is brought to the centre, the inorganic waste is sent to the dump yard at Vellaikkal. The organic waste is shredded, decomposed and sieved to produce manure at the centre. The manure produced will be sold to the residents for ₹3 each kg.

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