Coimbatore: Private firms and NGOs to run its composting centers

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Two years after they were built, the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation issued tenders to run 22 micro composting centers (MCC) with the assistance of commercial partners.

A competent agency will be picked to administer and maintain the centers for the next three years, which can be extended for another two years if the results are good, according to a corporation official.

Initially, 69 MCCs were to be built under the smart cities initiative, but only 34 were constructed. Barring six, the remaining MCCs are dormant. The city body is in the midst of installing the machinery required to run them, reports The Times of India.

Once operational, the 22 MCCs are expected to handle about 100 tonnes of waste daily. 

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