Bengaluru will get its first animal waste processing plant.
Story so far: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) estimates the city produces 150 tonnes of animal waste daily. Since there’s no mechanism for disposal, a citizen’s group called the Mahadevapura Task Force (MTF) joined hands with the local administration to build a processing plant.
- The plant was sanctioned by the gram panchayat of Kannuru under a private-public partnership model. It’ll have an initial capacity of 20 tonnes. In and around Hoodi and Kadugodi, shops produce 15 tonnes of animal waste daily.
- Bana Eco Works will oversee the plant’s construction and operations. The waste will be converted into raw materials for pet food, chicken feed, and biofertilisers.
Way forward: The plant will be operational in five months, expanding its capacity to 60 tonnes. A part of the land in Hosur Bande, Mitiganahalli was leased to Bana Eco Works for free.