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Kannur is becoming the first poultry waste free district in the country

Waste collection method

Air-tight boxes with a capacity of 30 kg are kept at the chicken stalls to collect chicken waste. Stall owners deposit the waste into this box without using any plastic or such contaminants. The amount of waste generated determines the number of boxes given to the chicken stall. Waste will be collected daily at 12 pm and 8 pm. The waste collection boxes and collection vehicles will have the sticker of Clean Kannur Ventures. Boxes will bear unique numbers and this will help in tracking down the stall in case any other unwanted waste is added. Upon reaching the plant, the waste is shifted to a freezer and a 10-tonne capacity freezer is operational. When the waste collected reaches 3.5 tonnes it is automatically fed to the digester by a conveyor system.

Organisation

District panchayat budget 2017-18 had declared that the Kannur will be the first slaughter waste free district and in accordance, the district panchayat has submitted a proposal for establishing its own plant. In addition, when the privately-owned plants at Kuthuparamba and Payyanur become functional, the declaration can become a reality. The panchayats neighbouring Pappinisseri like Kalliasseri, Cherukunnu, Kannapuram, Madayi, Ezhome, Narath, Kolachery, Munderi, Azhikode, Chirakkal and municipalities like Taliparamba, Anthoor and Kannur Corporation have decided to become a part of the project. Leaders of the chicken stall owners’ association and representatives have accepted the functioning methodology.

As per the conditions laid and accepted the stall owners will pay `6 per kg to the rendering plant owners as collection and processing charges. Using a billing machine, a bill has to be issued on the same. The collection vehicle will have a weighing machine. There will be an annual hike of 10 percent on the collection and processing charges.

The chicken stall owners’ association came forward and held district level meetings to discuss the things in detail. The association instructed the chicken stall owners to give their chicken waste exclusively to the Pappinisseri plant.

The decision of the district planning committee was passed on to the local self-governing bodies and the chicken stall owners by the collector. The collector gave instructions to the rendering plant owners, the local self-governing bodies and the chicken stall owners to have an agreement among themselves. The local self-governing bodies had notified the chicken stall owners that they would be given permission only upon submission of a photo copy of the signed agreement. The Pollution Control Board engineer informed the chicken stall owners that a NOC from the PCB would be granted only upon submission of copies of agreement and permission from the local self-governing bodies. FSSAI certification would be given only to those stalls which submit all the licenses and abide by the food safety rules. Thus, all the chicken stalls in the district will have all the necessary permissions and function in a scientifically approved manner.

Private enterprises, Local Self-governing Bodies, District Administration, District Panchayats, Pollution Control Board, Haritha Kerala Mission, Clean Mission, Suchitwa Mission, Chicken stall owners and their Associations, along with the Pappinisseri Panchayat President, Secretary, governing council with members have all worked together for the success of this mission.

The districts of Kasaragod, Malappuram and Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Kollam have come forward with an intention to run this project adopting the same model and steps are being taken in this direction. In Kozhikode the plant will be operational within a month. Palghat municipality has submitted proposal for starting a 3.5 tonne capacity plant of their own. Technical sanction for this has been given by the Suchitwa Mission. Suchitwa Mission is planning to declare these rendering plants as service providers for collecting slaughter waste. This will prevent unauthorised agencies collecting waste. Haritha Kerala Mission, Government of Kerala has convened a meeting of private investors for establishing rendering plants in different parts of the state. Forty such investors have already registered for it. By seeing this, Ranchi Municipal Corporation has come forward to replicate this model. First round of meeting has been done in this regard.

The Local Self-governing Body can eliminate waste generated by abattoirs and poultry stalls completely. This can be an income generating proponent as well. Pappinisseri panchayat in Kerala has set a model, writes Dr. P. V Mohanan, former Managing Director, Meat products of India and currently, expert committee member, Suchitwa Mission, Government of Kerala, who helped making Kannur a poultrywaste free district. There are hardly any chicken stalls in the state with their own waste management systems. Scientific disposal of such waste is quite expensive and is the reason why they cannot have their own waste management system. Presently the stall…

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