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Mumbai: Waste composting starts in ten wards


Mumbai: After the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) made a firm decision of no more waste collection from bulk generators who produce 100 kg and above of garbage every day, many government offices, including the municipal corporation offices, have come forward to manage their waste and have set up bio-composting pits on their premises.

According to civic officials at ten of the civic body’s offices along with state women and child welfare office at Mantrayala, waste composting has been started and every day around 2,400 kg of waste is being composted by using vermicompost technique so as to produce organic manure.

The government offices where the bio composting technique has been adopted are at Borivali (R central) BMC ward which generates more than 100 kg of garbage, Bala Saheb Thackeray hospital of Vileparle, Malad (P north and P south) ward offices of BMC, Sarang building which has an office of women and child development are among few.

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The civic officials also stated that the Tata compound of Andheri and Bhandup (S-ward), Nair Hospital are also on the way of setting up the composting pits and they are on final stage to start the activity.