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May , 2017
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Government Scheme to Turn Urban Waste to Compost Failed to Make an Impact, Says Parliamentary Panel

Source: The Wire, Date: May , 2017

Source: The Wire, New Delhi, May, 2017 :- The Ministry of Urban Development had set an ambitious target of October 2019 for converting all organic waste generated in cities into compost or biogas, and marketing the compost with the help of fertiliser companies. The project has, however, run into hurdles with only about 1.6% of the total waste being composted. The fertiliser companies are also reluctant to market it, saying it affects their fertiliser sales. While a parliamentary panel recently recognised that while the move is in the right direction as “composting will not only reduce the volume of waste to landfill/ dumpsite by converting the waste into useful by-products but also prevent production of harmful greenhouse gases [especially methane] and toxic material that pollutes groundwater apart from polluting the environment,” it noted that the move had failed to make much impact.

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