Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) will prepare compost from waste material. A machine to prepare compost from waste was launched by WALMI on the occasion of World Environment Day. Every month 1.2 quintal manure will be ready.
According to WALMI officials the compost will be prepared from the leaves that fall from the trees over 200 acre premises of the hostel. The compost making machine will take only 24 hours to convert the vegetal matter into highly fertile manure.
According to officials much of what we carelessly throw into the trash can be composted to produce rich top soil for our plants The urban Indian citizen generates nearly 700 grams of solid waste per person per day which is nearly 250 kg in a year.
More than half of what we carelessly throw into the trash is organic matter, which if composted, can produce rich top soil for our plants. Unfortunately most of us do not segregate our dry waste from wet waste, which makes composting impossible. The precious wet waste — what can potentially become black gold — remains unusable junk inside our landfills.
Also, by mixing our food waste with our recyclable waste (paper, plastic, metal), we make even our recyclable waste less recoverable. If we pass on this responsibility to the Municipality without source segregation, we recover abysmally low levels of value from our trash. Due to poor source segregation, Municipalities in India are currently able to compost only 0.21 % of the wet waste we throw away.
Compost is very useful for horticulture, nursery
Composting is simply the process of breaking down the organic matter (food waste) in the presence of air and water, using micro organisms and small insects present in nature. The end product is called compost which is rich in readily usable plant nutrients forming a part of healthy soil.