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Common compost yard to come up at Sholinganallur

CHANGE IN THE AIR: The proposed common compost yard could result in better waste management. A scene at Nandambakkam. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao

CHANGE IN THE AIR: The proposed common compost yard could result in better waste management. A scene at Nandambakkam. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao  

A common compost yard on 25 acres to facilitate safe disposal of garbage collected in 43 local bodies in the southern suburbs of Chennai will come up at Sholinganallur.

Around 150 tonnes of garbage -- 98 tonnes in 13 town panchayats, 50 tonnes in three municipalities and 30 village panchayats in Kancheepuram district -- are generated everyday. While 20 tonnes are converted into bio-manure in some town panchayats the rest is dumped in compost yards of the respective local bodies, Kancheepuram Collector Santosh K. Misra told reporters.

There are complaints that the garbage collected in some local bodies, including Palavakkam, Injambakkam and Thoraipakkam, is being dumped on vacant lands in neighbouring local bodies. This is widespread along Rajiv Gandhi Salai.

To ensure safe disposal of garbage, it has been decided to allot 10 acres in the proposed facility at Sholinganallur to 10 town panchayats -- Chitlapakkam, Nandambakkam, Sholinganallur, Mangadu, Sembakkam, Tiruneermalai, Madambakkam, Perungudi, Peerkankaranai and Pallikaranai; 10 acres to 30 village panchayats; and five acres to municipalities, including Pammal and Ullagaram-Puzhuthiwalkam.

The integrated compost yard project to be implemented at Venkatamangalam near Tambaram was a different project and the facility would be used exclusively by Alandur, Pallavaram and Tamabaram municipalities, he added.

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