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8 new compost pits to ease burden off Ariyamangalam

Image result for ariyamangalam dump yardTO bring down domestic waste being dumped in an unhygienic state at the Corporation's dumpyard facility at Ariyamangalam every day, resulting in sporadic fire accidents, the Tiruchy Corporation has expedited the decentralization drive in solid waste Fund for collection and disposal by establishing micro micro compost yards in eight new spots compost across the four zones of the city. yards: The new facilities which would in-crease the number of wards covered Central under micro compost yards from 4 to 15 government-wards across the city were inaugurated 25.18 crore bythe State Ministers Vellamandi N Nastatetarajan, S Valarmathi and MP P Kumar at Corporation's Lorry Shed area on government-Sunday. Z8.15 crore ____ Buoyed by the success of first such Tiruchy pilot micro compost yard established in Corporation-Pookollai locality a year ago in August 21A8 crore 2016, eight new micro compost yard facilities at an estimated cost of 23.77 Total: 114.8 crore to produce compost was inaugurates rated.

With as many as 39,283 houses in about 12 wards of the civic body, it is Total micro said that through the micro compost compost yards: yards inaugurated, at least 1.2 latch peo- 20 In operation: pie would be ensured with effective sol- 12 id waste disposal strategy. In the corn- Total number of post yards established across eight spots wards: 65  through the contribution of Central, and State governments, and city Corpo- Wards covered ration, officials said as many as 16 com- by 12 micro post pits with water facility have been compost yards set up and also a shredding machine has (operation): 15 been put in place to process the biodegradable waste into compost for making City Corporation fertilisers while non-biodegradable has identified 20 wastes would be segregated for locations across recycling. the city to "Households in the 12 wards would collect, sort, and segregate their waste as wet waste and compost 3 to 5 dry waste. The degradable waste would MT of waste per be used for making compost while the day each from plastic waste will be shredded and be nearby sources. used as bitumen for laying roads, and Of the 20 such other wastes would be sent for recymicro compost cling.

Through such initiative, we can yards,12 yards prevent about 63.11 MT of waste from have come for being dumped at the Ariyamangalam operation. dump yard every day," Corporation Commissioner N Ravichandran told Total waste Express. generated by The civic body has ear marked 21 city: 436 MT waste-collecting vehicles and 134 Self-help Groups for maintaining the day-to- Total waste day activities of the eight new compost transported to yards established on Drainage Street, Ariyamangalam: Oyamari, Viragupettai, Manalvar- 416 Mithurai, Lorry Shed, Kuppangulam, Kamaraj Nagar and Vamadam. degradable As the Corporation had planned to waste: 305 MT establish 20 such micro compost yard facilities at an estimated cost of 214.82 crore across the various wards spread in four zones of the city including K Abhishekapuram, Golden Rock, Srirangam and Ariyamangalam, four such micro compost yards are already in place, and now eight such facilities are launched for use.
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