Dwarka: Horticulture waste has been a tough job to manage for the civic bodies for a long time but there is a society in Sector 9 that has been efficiently managing its horticulture waste and making compost out of it. Ganpati Apartments has converted the horticulture waste to compost which is used for the development of greenery inside the society.
Pioneer of the initiative, S Kashyap, a senior resident and an executive member of the management of Ganpati Apartments says, “Horticulture waste was a big issue there. I thought of using that cage for making compost. I did a bit of research and then asked president KS Bhati about the idea. He and the other members of the management liked the idea. Thereafter, I took the help of the gardener and other staff here and we have now a successful model for last more than two years. We are not wasting even a single leaf in the society.”
As told by Kashyap, she made the society staff aware of the process of composting and helped make it a long term success. She used items such as jaggery water, buttermilk, vermicompost for the process of composting.
While explaining the process, Kashyap says, "We have made a small dugout in a green space isolated at a corner. We put all the horticulture waste in that and cover it with the earth. The time it takes in converting to compost, the cage gets filled and we take out the prepared compost and put the cage waste into the dugout. I just monitor and give suggestions to our staff."
President of the society KS Bhati is happy with this initiative and gives his support to the cause. In his words, “We must contribute to the ecosystem and the environment. We will be adopting more eco-friendly initiatives in society. Apart from this, we are segregating solid and wet waste too.”