Agra’s 300 TPD waste-to-compost plant starts operations

A composting plant in Germany. For representational purpose only.

The Kuberpur landfill in Agra will start operations today. The plant, developed with an investment of Rs 11.27 crore, has the capacity to convert 300 metric tonnes per day (TPD) of waste into compost.

According to The Times of India, 100 municipal wards of the city produce around 1000 metric tonnes of solid waste daily. Out of this, 650 MT comprises non-biodegradable waste while 350 MT is biodegradable.

At present, AMC is oerating five small waste-to-compost plants in different parts of the city. On a daily basis, 35 MT of compost is being produced at these centres.

Picture Credit: Diego Grez at English WikipediaComposting in the Escuela Barreales, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

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