The South Delhi Municipal
Corporationâ€™s composting plant in Okhla received Rs.25 lakh as carbon credits
from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The plant,
which has been set up under a Public Private Partnership model with
Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited, has processed two lakh
tonnes of municipal solid waste into high compost through aerobic composting
IL&FS Environment is
preparing a programme to upgrade this plant. In this programme there will be a
facility to produce refuse derived fuel in an eco-friendly manner in order to
reduce the rejects. The fertilizer produced from this plant is in accordance to
the specification of Fertilizers Control Order and is used in the direction of
increasing organic food production, according to a statement from SDMC.
The amount was handed over to the
civic bodyâ€™s Commissioner by IL&FSâ€™ Managing Director Mahesh Babu. SDMC is
trying to install this kind of localised plant which converts 500 tonnes
municipal solid waste into compost, said a statement from the civic body.