It’s the time to turn waste into gold: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

New Delhi: With a mission to spread awareness about Clean & Green Delhi under Swachh Bharat Mission and to provide a robust waste management solution in the capital, Art of Living & NDMC have joined hands to process 1 Ton wet waste per day. They have launched first of its kind, “Swachh Composting Plant” that will produce 100 percent organic compost. The plant has been established by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in collaboration with Sri Sri Rural Development Programme Trust.

Swachh Composting Plant has been set up in NDMC Nursery Raja Bazaar, Sector-4, Gole Market New Delhi and inaugurated by Global Spiritual Leader and Founder Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Lt. Governor, Delhi Shri Anil Baijal & Chairperson-NDMC, Shri Dharmendra. The plant will dispose of 1000 kg waste every day and produce 300 kg of organic compost without using any chemical treatment.

On the launch of Swachh Composting Plant, Global Spiritual Leader and Founder Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that “It is time to turn waste into Gold wherein we get an opportunity to change the polluted environment to fragrant gardens. He further said that it does not take month and year to de-compose organic waste. This Swachh Composition plant can instantly convert waste into manure.”

“Segregation of the waste should be done in every home. We need to educate that how every individual should participate and separate organic and inorganic waste. If we will work in synergy, we will do wonders”. added Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Addressing the gathering Shri Anil Baijal, Lt. Governor, Delhi said “Green initiatives of the NDMC towards eco-friendly solution for organic waste management is a efforts to make wealth from the waste. But it is in practice of segregation of waste put in place a support by every citizen starting from their homes. For the purpose, every citizen is responsible for the segregation of waste, so as to reduce dumping of the waste at landfill site”.

While appreciating the efforts of NDMC and Sri Sri Rural Development Programme Trust, Shri Anil Baijal, Lt. Governor, Delhi added that “we need to change thinking of the society to reduce the waste generation and segregation in the re-usable manner, so that we create the wealth from the waste. He further said that this initiative may be replicated by the other civic agencies of Delhi to make the entire capital city green and clean.”

In his welcome address, the Chairperson-NDMC, Shri Dharmendra said that under the Swachh Bharat Mission NDMC has taken an initiative to manage its kitchen waste in situ thereby it has saved on manual labour as well as transportation cost. He further said that this shall help to improving the carbon footprint for NDMC and also reduce the air pollution of Capital City which is the need of hour.

The Chairman NDMC informed that NDMC also plans to install similar organic waste convertor at some more residential colonies like Bharti Nagar and Sanghli Mess. He further informed that an organic waste convertor plant set up at the Madhu Limay Marg Nursery in collaboration with Art of Living is already processing organic waste on the average of 1000 kg daily.

Secretary, NDMC Dr. Rashmi Singh while presenting the vote of thanks applauded the role of all the members of Art of Living actively associated with the project and other from Residents Welfare Associations, Market Traders Associations etc who participated on the occasion.

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