Organic waste converters are lessening the burden on Municipal Corporations
Waste generated from vegetable, including fruit markets, form a good chunk of every day waste generated in the country. Thanks to a solution offered in this regard - some states have introduced and installed organic waste converters in their big sabzi mandis i.e. vegetable markets).
IN SOME states farmers are bringing in truckloads of fresh farm produce to the mandis in the morning and they carry back in the same truck, material full of compost (given to them at subsidized cost) processed from organic waste.
The basic idea while introducing this model is "if garbage is treated at the local level, the problem gets sorted then and there. There is no concern for the fate of untreated piles of garbage lying waste everywhere."
Sabzi mandis generate kilos of garbage and if sorted at the local level, it can reduce the burden from the daily waste pile, which would mean reducing the burden on the Municipal Corporations to deal with garbage.
The organic waste converter processes wet organic waste into high quality compost, which can go a long way in boosting farm produce. Depending on their carrying capacity, these converters can process waste: anything from 200 kg to tonnes of organic waste. They are priced according to capacity, with the minimum version available for Rs.6 lakhs.
These converters are also insalled in some residential apartments, state government buildings and many central government establishments in some cities. Corporate houses that run in house canteens have also opted for these converters which operate in their backyards.
Hoping more and more cities and towns go in for a system similar to the above one to ensure garbage is treated fast and in a systemtic manner. Any technology
development that helps the local Municipal Corporaiotions anywhere in treating garbage should be welcomed, and efforts should always be on for obtaining the best option available for adoption to keep the areas in different parts of the country safe from trash and garbage.