Raj Guru’s kin takes up green cause, SDMC mulls replication
Freedom fighter Shaheed Raj Guru may have died but his spirit to fight vehemently for a cause has trickled down through his family tree as well. 95-year-old Promila Vohra, a family member of Raj Guru, and a local resident of the area, has taken up a cause to combat the menace of garbage pile-ups and has come up with the idea of “community composting facility” in a park of Vasant Kunj.
The local civic body–SDMC, has now decided to replicate the project in all its 6,400 parks. Under the initiative, conversion of solid waste into compost is being done using organic technology with an aim to create an eco-friendly environment in the area.
Claiming to come out as the perfect solution to the menace of garbage disposal and land shortage in the Capital, Promila, in association with the local RWA on Tuesday launched the project at Shaheed Raj Guru Park and converted nearly 75 <g data-gr-id="29">per cent</g> garbage from <g data-gr-id="28">dhalaos</g> (dumping yards) into compost, along with the green waste of the park using the unique technology. While 2,400 MT garbage generated in South Delhi is an area of concern due to <g data-gr-id="24">shortage</g> of space in the landfill sites, this project comes out as <g data-gr-id="25">solution</g> to the woes of garbage dumping to some extent.
The RWA representative said that the park is of around three <g data-gr-id="30">acre</g> in which green and municipal solid wastes have been converted into compost. To execute the process, they have constructed pits at regular distances in which municipal and green wastes are being dumped. Once filled, chemicals are being used to convert the solid material into compost. After a 10 to 12 days’ cycle, the manure produced are being supplied to farmers and others. Once executed successfully, it will be replicated in other parks too,” said a representative.
Supporting the initiative, the SDMC said that it will ensure the facility in all its parks as it will help in garbage disposal near their generating points. The Corporation said that the move will stop mobilising garbage and will help in ensuring cleanliness of the area. “Today (Tuesday), after participating in the launching programme, we have decided to replicate the same at other locations. The Corporation along with the local RWAs will work on this project in the coming days,” said Radhe <g data-gr-id="27">Shayam</g> Sharma, Standing Committee Chairman of SDMC and councillor of the area.