Wet trash processing has become a significant problem in metropolitan India as a result of rising food consumption, urbanization, the rise of huge housing societies, and a lack of dumping sites. Lack of creative thinking and technologically based solutions has also worked as a barrier to converting trash into wealth and helping farmers.
But finally, huge housing societies are collaborating with leading and ethical agri-tech startup Kisanserv as part of its “Giving Back to Farm” campaign to process wet trash and create free organic compost for farmers.
Trash To Wealth
Urban India is burdened by the wet garbage produced by massive housing complexes in metro areas. Additionally, it is challenging for society and municipal organizations to handle and use it independently. In a similar vein, farmers also want inexpensive or free organic waste to improve soil health and environmentally responsible farming. Through this project, the problems facing urban and rural India are perfectly connected, and a universal solution is found that will benefit everyone.
By turning waste into wealth for the benefit of all stakeholders, the company is attempting to strike a balance between urban and rural India while keeping sustainability, creativity, and technology at its core. It claims the effort has many advantages, including improving soil quality, safeguarding the environment, turning garbage into compost in huge residential societies, and providing farmers with organic compost.
Through its humanitarian initiative, Kisanserv convened a farmers’ meeting in the Maharashtra region of Manchar and gave 200 farmers organic compost that had been processed and given by housing communities in Pune.
Wet Waste- Sanjeevani To Soil
Wet waste, which primarily consists of food waste in many cultures, is used to create compost. It can then be processed by a device that eventually turns it into compost. This easily manufactured substance has the potential to be “Sanjeevani to the soil.” Many people throughout the country are finding ways to solve the issue of waste & creating something unique or useful out of it, one great example of the same is This Start-Up which Recycles 13 tons of Temple Flower Waste By Using ‘Flowercycling’ Technology
Kisanserv observed that an increasingly alkaline soil PH that was turning farms nearly barren was a problem that most of the 9,000 farmers in the firm’s network encountered, according to Kisanserv.
Farmers now use 100 kilos of fertilizers or pesticides per acre of land, a 10x increase from the 10 kilos they were using 20 years ago. What will the situation be in 25 years if this is how it is now?
Niranjan Sharma, Praveen Tiwary, and Arun Kumar – these three masterminds tried to bridge the gap.
How Does It Work?
To assist in the conversion of wet trash into organic compost, Kisanserv has partnered with large housing societies and third companies, like the Park Royale Housing Society in Pune. Additionally, by installing a composting machine, this effort enables residential societies to abide by municipal corporations that have made it essential for them to handle wet garbage in-house.
The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) recently announced that it would stop collecting wet garbage from up to 700 residential societies that produce more than 100 kg of waste annually. The local council has requested that the societies separate their dry and wet trash and compost the wet trash on site.
Kisanserv now has 14 collecting centres in Maharastra, India. By minimizing trash, Kisanserv aids many groups in processing waste and municipal corporations that are having trouble finding places to dump wet garbage. While distributing the waste-made manure to farmers, and thereafter the firm purchases fruits and vegetables directly from farmers and serves them to its consumers in metropolitan India.
It employs reverse logistics to transport compost to rural India and provide fresh farm products to urban India. Hitting two birds with one stone is the way new smart India is working, and we, the team of Mad4India are so proud of this growth.
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