The Aranthangi Municipality will adopt a strategy for the solid waste management programme with a scientific approach in the town shortly for daily production of bio-manure. The municipality in coordination with the Exnora has launched a programme, and in the first phase a two-day training would be imparted to the municipal officials and sanitary workers on the safe and proper handling of solid waste in the first week of June, said P. Ashok Kumar, Municipal Commissioner.
The solid waste would be first segregated into bio-degradable and non-degradable materials. The sanitary workers would be trained to collect the waste materials with due segregation at the source.
Briefing on the advantages of the method, Mr. Ashok Kumar said the scientific approach would be based on the Kulithalai model, where the solid waste management had been improvised. The Aranthangi municipal town generated about 11 to 12 tonnes of solid waste daily. About 100 to 120 kg of bio-manure is produced daily fetching a revenue of Rs. 0.50 paisa per kg. With the use of the scientific method, the quantity and the quality of bio-manure would be enhanced. It was anticipated that the municipality would produce 500 kg of bio-manure with a sale price of Rs. 5 a kg, he said.