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Home composting: Tiruchi launches yet another competition

(From left to right) A. Amalraj,Commissioner of Police, Collector K. Rajamani and Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran at the Swachh Survekshan awareness programme in Tiruchi on Thursday.

To motivate city residents to go in for home composting, the Tiruchi City Corporation on Thursday launched yet another competition for school children.

Under the initiative, all school children in Tiruchi will be given a 'clean card' through their respective Headmasters within January 9. The students will have to get signatures from visiting sanitary workers on a daily basis by showing proof of having used the degradable waste from their homes for producing manure.

After receiving signature for 40 days, the students should hand over the cards to their school management on or before February 26. Winners will be selected through draw of lots.

Launching the initiative at a function held here, Collector K. Rajamani said that the competition was a best method to create awareness among the people on safe disposal of solid waste management.

The idea of home composting had gained momentum in recent months. There were many methods of home composting. The citizens should come forward to set up home composting, he said.

A. Amalraj, Police Commissioner, Tiruchi City, said that Tiruchi city has been making steady progress in Clean Tiruchi campaign. Participation of each and every citizen was important in keeping the surroundings neat and clean.

Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran said that a total of 2,199 prizes, including 733 bicycles, would be given to the winners at a cost of ₹50 lakh.

Each school would be distributed prizes depending upon the students' strength. About 5,000 residents had set up home composting in their backyards.

It had been decided to increase the number by 50,000 within three months.

James Vasanthan, Music Composer, Saha, Head, Hello FM, Tiruchi and others spoke.


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