The S. Kannanur Town Panchayat in the district has embarked
on a scientific way to tackle the mounting garbage problem in its jurisdiction
and successfully converted bio-degradable waste into organic manure.
The authorities concerned of the S. Kannanur Town Panchayat
have adopted the bio-mining method to solve the garbage problem that had been
plaguing it for several years
Tonnes of garbage generated every day in the town panchayat
were dumped in a yard measuring nearly 1.20 acre situated along the Ichampatti
The garbage – bio degradable and non-bio-degradable – that
got accumulated over the years at the dumping yard without being segregated
posed a huge challenge to the town panchayat authorities.
A scientific solution to tackle this issue was put in place
in mid-September when the bio-mining method was adopted on the advice of the
department.Town panchayat authorities said under the bio-mining process
unclassified waste was divided into various segments.
Subsequently, effective micro organism liquid was sprayed on
the segments every alternative day for a period of 45 days. The segments were
One liter of effective micro organism liquid was mixed with
200 liters of water for 1,000 kilograms of garbage and sprayed on each segment,
said the authorities.
Through this method the bio-degradable wastes were removed
from the segments and converted into organic manure through a process and
sieved using a machine.
Around 70 tonnes of organic manure were produced from the
accumulated waste by adopting the bio-mining process. Of this, nearly 60 tonnes
were given to farmers and locals at the rate of Rs. One per kilogram, said the
Town Panchayat’s Executive Officer N. Kumaran. A long-term solution has now
been found through the bio-mining method to address the mounting garbage
problem in the town panchayat, Mr. Kumaran said.
The accumulated garbage which was around 400 tonnes some
time ago had considerably reduced now. Around 290 tonnes of garbage had been
removed till now, he said. The money collected through sale of organic manure
was given as incentive to the sanitary workers and self help groups involved in