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Jamshedpur Municipal bodies urge people to convert household wet waste to compost

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Jamshedpur, March 1: In keeping with the Prime Minister’s and the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ ambitious drive for clean India (Swachh Bharat Mission), the three municipal bodies of Jamshedpur, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), Mango Municipal Corporation (MMC) and Jugsalai Municipality have launched a drive urging residents under their respective command areas to convert liquid household wastes into composts that would serve for domestic gardening purposes.

Officials carrying out the drive explained to residents the simple process for conversion of domestic waste into manure. The household garbage was to be put in buckets or homemade composters, cover the mouth properly with old newspapers, repeat procedure daily until the bucket or composter was full and leave it under a shade for a period of 25 days and the compost would be ready for use.

A  JNAC team visited Vijaya Garden housing complex in Baridih and discussed home composting method and benefits with the residents. Those citizens who had already started applying the method interacted with the Vijaya Garden residents and asked them not to leave vegetable and fruit peelings on the roadside for animals as that created commuting problems or not to throw them along with other household wastes in the garbage vats but instead, put them in the household composters. They explained that very good manure was made in the process which could be used in their home or kitchen gardens.

Similarly, Jugsalai Municipality officials and workers conducted an awareness drive in their areas as did their MMC counterparts in Mango. The residents of both areas were told about the benefits of composting that would not only ensure a litter-free status but also provide good quality manure for home, kitchen and vertical gardening in case of high rise residential colonies. Residents were impressed with the composting suggestions and agreed to follow the beneficial process in their residences.

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