A well-known waste composter named Kalyani in Besant Nagar is looking for an upgrade.
Story so far: Kalyani is a household name in the area. It’s the city’s first street composter and was set up by the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) and the Residents of Kasturba Nagar Association (ROKA). Last week, the composter converted about 600 kg of wet waste into 30 kg of manure.
- Janani Venkatesh from ROKA was inspired by the decentralised waste management in Bengaluru’s SSR Layout. There, residents set up a system of composters on every street.
- The composter was designed and fabricated locally. It’s like a household compost bin but has holes, including beneath the surface. It takes 45-60 days for the waste to be converted.
What’s next? EFI made a video about Kalyani and posted it on their social media channels. There are plans to scale this up, and ROKA will approach the corporation about this.
(Image credits: Environmentalist Foundation of India’s Twitter Post)