MIRZA, Feb 27 - Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup Vinod Seshan inaugurated the Community Waste Assimilator at Palasbari in Kamrup district on Friday in the presence of several dignitaries .
The basic objective for setting up the Community Waste Assimilator is to manufacture organic compost, vermiwash and micronutrient scientifically by processing the garbage of Palasbari municipality area in Kamrup district.
It may be mentioned here that Kamrup district administration in association with Palasbari Municipal Board has sponsored a project of Rs 1 lakh to ENVIRON, an NGO, for construction of the Community Waste Assimilator at Palasbari.
Talking to this correspondent, the Deputy Commissioner said that the Community Waste Assimilator will act as an important tool for management of biodegradable waste of the Palasbari municipality area and the model will be replicated in other areas too. He said that a seminar will be held to create awareness among the masses and college students about community waste management. The DC further added that he would recommend to the State government for setting up of more Community Waste Assimilators in other areas of the district .
Dr Amatjyoti Kashyap, president of ENVIRON, said that the Community Waste Assimilator would be able to solve over 80% of the domestic waste problems. Besides, significant reduction of roadside dumps in Palasbari area can also be achieved. He further said that the Community Waste Assimilator has been designed for faster aerobic microbial digestion (of garbage) and continuous production of micronutrient, vermiwash and vermicompost from the biodegradable solid waste by using a hybrid earthworm. The vermiwash will act as bio-pest repellent and help manage pest in the kitchen garden while the vermicompost will be an important organic compost for the farmers of Palasbari area .
Pankaj Chakraborty, Circle Officer, Palasbari Revenue Circle said that the project will be a boon for disposal of the biodegradable garbage in a scientific way and project could be replicated in other areas too.
Later , the Circle officer said that Palasbari Municipality Board is confined to a population of only 1,100 families and, hence, he has submitted a proposal to the Deputy Commissioner for expansion of the area of Palasbari Municipality Board to cover more beneficiaries.