IIT Indore’s startup launches mobile organic waste processing unit

Staff ReporterUpdated: Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:26 AM IST
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Startup officials explaining IIT Indore director about the function of the processing unit on the institute’s campus at Simrol on Wednesday. |

Indore: Indian Institute of Technology Indore’s homegrown waste management startup ‘Swaaha’ launched its mobile organic waste processing unit “Havankund” on the institute campus in Simrol and said that its services are now open to city residents also.

IIT Indore director Pradeep Mathur and faculty members were present during the launch. Havankund is a vehicle modified into a complete wet waste composting unit and has capacity of processing 400 kg waste per hour. “The compost generated from waste is available for use in the campus and it can also be purchased online,” said Gaurav Gupta, co-founder of Swaaha Resource Management Pvt Ltd. Along with the launch, Swaaha also presented a roadmap for making IIT Indore a “zero-waste campus”. Swaaha is under incubation at IIT Indore from seven months now.

“Remarkably, the level of segregation of wet and dry waste has gone up from 39 percent to 83 per cent in this duration,” Gaurav said. He added that the aim of the project “zero waste” is to achieve 100 per cent segregation and zero landfill dumping. He also stated that services of the startup are now open to the city dwellers as well.

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