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Soon, micro compost yard at Karumandapam

The Tiruchi City Corporation is all set to open a massive micro compost yard at Karumandapam shortly.

The yard, which is coming up at the Karumandapam burial ground, will handle 27.37 tonnes a day. Allocated a sum of Rs. 80 lakh, the project will result in the biggest micro compost yard among the 13 functioning in the city.

The concept was introduced in Tiruchi with the aim of disposing the garbage at the source itself and not sending it to the Ariyamangalam dump yard.

The first micro compost yard was set up at Pookollai in Ariyamangalam in August 2016. Buoyed by the success, the Corporation soon set up 13 more places. Besides segregating perishable and non-perishable waste, the yards produce organic manure from perishable waste.
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The Karumandapam yard will have 46 pits against the average of 10 to 12 pits. It will process the garbage generated from 40, 41 and 45 wards. It will handle the garbage generated from the households and commercial establishments of Edamalaipatti Pudur, Ashok Nagar, Viswas Nagar, Piratiyur, Ramji Nagar, Crawford, Renga Nagar, Sunder Nagar, Ponnagar, Karumandapam and Dheeran Nagar.

N. Ravichandran, Special Officer cum Commissioner, Tiruchi Corporation, told The Hindu that the Karumandapam micro yard would handle the waste generated from 14,553 households in three wards. The sufficient space at the burial ground would be useful to produce organic manure. Self Help Group members would be roped in to manage the solid waste.

While biodegradable waste would be dumped for producing organic manure, non-degradable plastics would be shredded into small pieces and used for road laying.

He said that construction of six more yards was under way at G. Corner, Thangaiyan street, UGD pumping station on Vayalur road, Varaganeri, Kuzhumikarai and Melakalkandarkottai.

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