Municipal Corporation of Tirupati sets up bio-chest unit

Municipal Corporation of Tirupati  sets up bio-chest unit
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Highlights

As part of eco-green initiative, the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) has set up a bio-fertiliser unit at main vegetable market in pilgrim city at a cost of Rs 8 lakh. It is crushing the solid vegetable waste which is being generated in the Indira Priyadarshini market. At present, two to three tonnes of vegetable waste is being generated every day in the market.

Tirupati: As part of eco-green initiative, the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) has set up a bio-fertiliser unit at main vegetable market in pilgrim city at a cost of Rs 8 lakh. It is crushing the solid vegetable waste which is being generated in the Indira Priyadarshini market. At present, two to three tonnes of vegetable waste is being generated every day in the market.

Highlights:

  • The machine is crushing 500 kg vegetables per day at Indira Priyadarshini market
  • Transportation of garbage to dumping yards reduced considerably, says MCT Commissioner
  • 2 e-auto rickshaws introduced in temple city to collect garbage

The outsourcing staff is crushing 500 kg of dry and wet vegetables in a day. The bio-waste chest unit is working from 6 am to 8.30 am. The MCT officials have been planning to reduce the pollution by practicing pro-environmental methods in the city for clearing the garbage. The MCT staff has set up one more bio-chest at Rythu Bazaar near RC road.

About 3 tonnes of manure can be generated by crushing vegetables for 21 days. In continuation of eco green initiatives, the MCT officials introduced two e-auto rickshaws in temple city on trial basis. The MCT staff are using e-auto rickshaws for collecting dry and wet garbage from residents.

MCT Commissioner C Ravi Kiran said that transporting garbage to dumping yards has come down with the introduction of bio-chest machines. As part of eco-friendly methods, the MCT will implement some more new technologies for reducing
pollution in pilgrim city.

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