Don’t waste your waste: new mantra for Mumbai’s veggie vendors

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, Mumbai| Updated: Mar 30, 2015 16:34 IST

Vegetable vendors at Kandivli’s Thakur

Recently, local residents — along with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) — installed compost drums in the market area.

Now, instead of paying the garbage truck to pick up their daily waste, each vendors makes it a point to drop his or her wet garbage in the units twice a day.

After the composting process is complete, the vendors sell the manure.

“In around 30 days, 80% of the waste converts into compost. Apart from that, we have collected around two jars of compost water,” said Janardhan, a vendor.

For every 30kg of the compost, the vendors get Rs 700.

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