Cities across country sign agreements for compost production

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) In a big boost to waste-to-compost projects across the country, over 41 agreements will be signed across the country between city municipalities, the respective city compost manufacturers and lead fertiliser companies to market city compost produced from waste, an official statement said on Thursday.

“The representatives from 11 major cities had already signed agreements with their respective counterparts and 30 more cities to enter into similar agreements to promote city compost,” said an urban development ministry statement.

“The agreements signed will also provide a much required boost to the compost market,” it added.

Under the agreement, city municipalities would ensure delivery of municipal solid waste to compost manufacturers, and review the infrastructure and machinery available at the compost manufacturing location to ensure quality.

“The central government has always emphasized on the value of waste towards producing energy and compost. The deals would not only result in the increase of waste processing towards reusable resource, it is yet another step towards realizing our dreams of cleaner societies and a clean India,” said Praveen Prakash, joint secretary/mission director, Swachh Bharat Mission.

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