NDMC Launches Organic Waste Converter Plant

28th Nov. 2019, New Delhi : Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday inaugurated organic waste converter plant established by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to recycle solid waste.

Baijal said, “Green initiatives of the NDMC towards eco-friendly solution for organic waste management are an effort to make wealth from the waste but it is in practice of segregation of waste put in place a support by every citizen starting from their homes. For the purpose, every citizen is responsible for the segregation of waste, so as to reduce dumping of the waste at landfill site”.

The plant was established by Council in collaboration with Sri Rural Development Programme Trust. On the launch of Organic Waste Convertor Plant, global spiritual leader and Founder Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that it is time to turn waste into Gold wherein we get an opportunity to change the polluted environment to fragrant gardens. He further said that it does not take month and year to de-compose organic waste. This Swachh Composition plant can instantly convert waste into manure, he added.

“Segregation of the waste should be done in every home. We need to educate that how every individual should participate and separate organic and inorganic waste. If we will work in synergy, we will do wonders” said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

The Chairperson-NDMC Dharmendra said that under the Swachh Bharat Mission NDMC has taken an initiative to manage its kitchen waste in situ thereby it has saved on manual labour as well as transportation cost. He further said that this shall help to improve the carbon footprint for NDMC and also reduce the air pollution of Capital City which is the need of hours.

The Chairman informed that NDMC also plans to install similar organic waste convertor at some more residential colonies like Bharti Nagar and Sanghli Mess. He further said that an organic waste converter plant set up at the Madhu Limay Marg Nursery in collaboration with Art of Living is already processing organic waste on an average of 1000 kg daily.

Addressing the gathering while appreciating the efforts of NDMC, Anil Baijal of Sri Rural Development Programme Trust said that we need to change thinking of the society to reduce the waste generation and segregation in the re-usable manner, so that we create the wealth from the waste. He further said that this initiative may be replicated by the other civic agencies of Delhi to make the entire Capital green and clean.

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