Agra to develop mega-unit for composting

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The Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) has started work on a plan to develop a mega-unit with a capacity of 300 metric tonnes per day (TPD) for processing the biodegradable waste to compost. It will be the largest government-owned biodegradable waste processing plant in Uttar Pradesh.

The Times of India reports that the waste to compost plant will approximately cost Rs 11.27 crore and take a month. The compost will be used for plants in parks and road dividers.

The AMC has delivered over 400 tonnes of compost to Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), which was prepared by processing biodegradable waste collected across the city. The civic administration has set a target of delivering 1000 metric tonnes of compost to IIFCO by December 31.

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