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Residents’ green move bears fruits

Where the civic agencies have failed, the residents of a high-end gated community on the MG Road have scored. Leena Dhankhar reports.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2011 01:02 IST
Leena Dhankhar

Where the civic agencies have failed, the residents of a high-end gated community on the MG Road have scored.

Efforts of the residents of Beverley Park-1 to make their condominium 'zero waste discharge' society have borne fruits, literally.

The RWA installed organic waste converter machines to process about 150kg of biodegradable waste and make it into manure. This manure is used in orchards, mini plantations and parks in the condominium.

Fruits produced
This society produced grapes, Chinese oranges, lemon, drumsticks, amla and peaches. They did not use any artificial fertilizer.

Every year the society grows almost 300 kg of grapes. The society is also recycling waste water and uses it for irrigating the gardens.

The waste water irrigates 4,000 sqm green space that includes parks, lawns and other green belts of the society.

Probhash Chawla, 72, the resident and the brain behind the move, said, "It's difficult to convince people and implement new ideas, initially. Being president of our society when I put forward the idea many objected to it and many rounds of arguments and brainstorming sessions followed. But finally all agreed and the machine was installed."