Composting units became a reality in the Commercial Capital on Tuesday as per the orders of the High Court mandating the Civic bodies to set up these units to tackle garbage problem.

Plans by the Margao Municipal Council to set up composting units to treat wet and bio-degradable waste has hit a block.
A total of 60 units were planned across the city - three units in each of the 20 wards - but the Civic body has succeeded to erect only 10-11 units so far.

Pune, November 6 S Sivaram, director, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), inaugurated the garbage composting facility in the laboratory campus here on Thursday.

Margao Municipal Council

Lahore Composting Plant is currently operating with a capacity of 300 tons per day (TPD). It will be expanded to 1,000 TPD by 2009 with a possibility of further expansion up to 1,500 TPD. All these expansions can be materialised within the present premises of LCL with the co-operation of World Bank at a total cost of $5.524 million.

V. Venkatasubramanian

KANCHEEPURAM: The Tiruporur town panchayat has started producing natural manure from biodegradable waste collected from households and establishments in the area.

Compost, organic fertiliser, is being made in all the unions of Gobindaganj Upazila of the district from water hyacinth under 100-day unemployment programme of the government.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abdul Mannan formally inaugurated the scheme at Masta village under Kamardaha union in the upazila on Monday.

P. Oppili

CHENNAI: The Experts Committee on Pallikaranai marsh constituted by the Madras High Court held a meeting on Friday.

Have you ever thought that your everyday kitchen waste is damaging the environment? Delhiite Asit Nema has, writes SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY