The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has set up two composting plants to turn solid waste in Sikandarpur and Nathupur areas into fertiliser.
Gurgaon additional commissioner Amit Khatri inaugurated the plants on Sunday.
“The MCG is working to set up a number of such small composting plants in various parts of the city. These plants will use wet waste to make compost which is beneficial for plant life. The compost will be used in parks and green belts to enhance the greenery of those areas,” said Khatri.
The waste coming from the nearby houses will be segregated into kitchen waste and solid waste. This would take the load off the city’s main solid waste treatment plant by the reducing the volume of garbage that it draws every day, he said.
Though the city’s only solid waste treatment plant at Bhandwari has been lying defunct since 2013 after a major fire incident, waste is dumped at the unit every day.
Khatri advised residents to segregate waste in their kitchens. The wet waste will be used for composting, whereas the dry waste will be recycled. This will help keep the city clean and the compost used will boost plant life and greenery. He urged the audience at the inauguration event to take the lead in creating awareness about waste segregation and help fellow residents boost the city’s cleanliness image.
Khatri informed that the Union urban development ministry has launched a “Compost Banao Compost Apnao” campaign to encourage people to segregate waste and get into the habit of composting. This campaign will give further impetus to the Swachh Bharat Campaign.
In the third survey report released by the Union urban development ministry, Gurgaon ranked 112 out of 434 cities. The survey was part of the Centre’s flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.
Other dignitaries present at the launch of the composting plants were the city’s joint commissioner YS Gupta, BJP leader Anil Yadav, assistant engineer, MCG, Vishal Garg and sanitation consultant Naresh Pankaj.