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Converting waste into soil nutrient

‘There are several advantages of smaller machines which can process and reduce substantial volumes of green waste of a given premises into small quantities of byproducts that can be used to enrich soils.’

– Alok Gupta Director,
Clean India Ventures

Smaller machines reprocess solid organic waste into a by-product which is much less in volume and weight as compared to the size of waste it reprocesses. After reprocessing of waste, the refined by-product which is packed in one or two kilos or bigger sachets can be utilized to enhance the fertility of the soil.

This by-product is a typical biomass which can be added to soil to increase its fertility over a period of time. The makers of GWR have named the byproduct as ‘Earth Life’ which enlivens the fertility of soil by composting itself in the contact of soil over a period of time.

Green Waste Reprocessor developed by Clean India Ventures has successfully been working at different locations, says Alok Gupta, Director.

GWR eliminates to a large extent the need to transport the refuge from the waste-generating sites to the landfill sites.

Case Study of GWR Machines

Nigambodh Ghat, near ISBT from the MPLAD

Nigambodh Ghat, the prime crematorium ground in Delhi, generates a lot of flower waste which is then disposed off in River Yamuna, causing pollution.

The Flower Waste Model was suggested to Suman Gupta, Head of Badi Baisya Beese Aggarwal (Regd. NGO) who manages Nigambodh Ghat. Following approvals, Dr. Harshvardhan, Hon’ble Minister for Environment approved funds from the MPLAD funds to install GWR Machine in March 2017.

The machine occupies about 100sqft space and can be installed near the source of waste generation, it can reprocess the entire flower waste generated at one location on the same day. The machine runs on electricity and doesn’t create any pollution of its own. It makes the transportation of the flower waste redundant. And leaves no trace of the waste after reprocessing.

So, where does the volume of the waste go? Actually, much of the mass of flower is water which is evaporated during the processing. The dried solid is recycled into a by-product which is a very suitable ingredient to be used in Havan Samagri.

“GWR has helped to keep the Yamuna River from getting polluted instantly. It was ritual to throw the flowers in the river but now we are processing the flower waste into organic manure. This machine is working very well here,” said Suman Gupta, President, Badi Panchayat Baishya Beese Aggarwal (Regd. NGO).

Mamun Military Station, Pathankot

Mamun Military Station in Pathankot is one of the biggest military stations in India and is spread over in acres. It generates a lot of organic waste (horticulture, food waste mainly).

Mamun Military station initiated the Horticulture Waste Model converting horticulture into compost with a capacity of one tonne per day.

In the second phase, they installed the Food Waste Model for a smaller capacity of 100-125kg per day.

Both the machines are working successfully and they are utilizing the compost for their horticulture works.

“GWR is an innovative and very good machine to recycle organic waste effectively. Besides saving cost and environment, GWR saves us from the hassles of transporting the waste to landfill sites. It is working very well and giving us the desired results,” said the Commandant, Mamun Military Station, Pathankot.

Smaller machines reprocess solid organic waste into a by-product which is much less in volume and weight as compared to the size of waste it reprocesses. After reprocessing of waste, the refined by-product which is packed in one or two kilos or bigger sachets can be utilized to enhance the fertility of the soil. This by-product is…

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