Plants at Aarey Milk Colony to get organic compost
In order to provide rich nutrients to the plants that have been recently planted at Aarey Milk Colony by various citizen’s groups, the office of its CEO has now decided to produce organic compost. On a pilot basis, the CEO’s office, along with the citizen’s groups will segregate the dry and wet waste produced in Aarey. While the dry waste will be handed to the BMC, the wet waste will be used to produce organic compost.
Over the last two years, there have been various drives to increase the green cover in this zone by citizens’ groups, corporate offices and even the office of the Aarey CEO, Gajanan Raut.
Raut, an environment and wildlife lover, has been emphasising on increasing the tree cover in Aarey and also making the area litter free.
Speaking to sunday mid-day Raut said, “With an agenda of increasing the green cover in Aarey, we have conducted several plantation drives with citizens and NGOs participating. In a week’s time we will start the procedure of producing organic compost from wet waste and fallen leaves. We will start the procedure in the premises around New Zealand Hostel, later at two other places — the picnic spot near Chhota Kashmir and near the boat club. The organic compost that is produced will be used for the saplings in our nursery and at other locations within Aarey Milk Colony.”
The authorities also have plans to appoint a vehicle to collect wet waste from local residents while the dry waste will be collected, as always, by BMC garbage collection vehicles.
Getting hands dirty for something clean:
On Saturday a clean-up drive was organised by Save Aarey, the group that protested against MMRDA’s decision to construct a Metro car shed in Aarey, in which BMC staff from the K East ward took part in the cleaning up of the area near Chhota Kashmir and Aarey Police Station. Subhash Rane, from the group added that the group is also in talks with the BMC to have dustbins installed in the area.