New Delhi gets first of its kind ‘Swachh Composting Plant’

In a bid to create a robust waste management solution in the capital and raise awareness about Clean & Green Delhi under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Art of Living and NDMC have collaborated to process 1 ton of wet waste per day.

Their first of its kind initiative ‘Swachh Composting Plant’ has been established in NDMC Nursery Raja Bazaar, New Delhi. The plant was inaugurated by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, global spiritual leader and Founder of the Art of Living, Anil Baijal, Lt. Governor, Delhi and Dharmendra, Chairperson – NDMC. The plant has been established by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in collaboration with Sri Sri Rural Development Programme Trust.

The plant will dispose of 1000 kg waste every day and produce 300 kg of 100 percent organic compost without using any chemical treatment.

During the launch of the plant, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, “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 down not take month and year to decompose organic waste. This Swachh Composition plant can instantly convert waste in to manure.”

“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,” added Shankar.

During the inaugural ceremony of the plant, Baijal said, “Green initiatives of the NDMC towards eco-friendly solution for organic waste management is an effort to make wealth from the waste but in regard to segregation of waste the support from every citizen starts from their homes. For this purpose, every citizen is responsible for the segregation of the waste so as to reduce dumping of waste at landfill site.”

Praising the efforts of NDMC and Sri Sri Rural Development Programme Trust, Baijal also said, “We need to change the 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 other civic agencies of Delhi to make the entire capital city green and clean.”

During the welcome address, Dharmendra said that under the Swachh Bharat Mission we have undertaken the initiative to manage its kitchen waste in situ thereby saving on manual labour and transportation costs. “This shall help to improve the carbon footprint for NDMC and also reduce the air pollution of Capital city which is the need of the hour,” added Dharmendra.

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He also mentioned of the plans of NDMC to install similar organic waste convertor at some more residential colonies like Bharti Nagar and Sangli Mess. He also talked about an organic waste convertor plant at the Madhu Limaye Marg Nursery in collaboration with Art of Living is already processing organic waste on an average of 1000 kg daily.

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