‘Pipe’ man makes Karnataka clean and proud

BENGALURU: A retired paper mill manager from Shivamogga has received the Swachh Survekshan-2018 award within the citizen participation category for changing kitchen waste into manure using a PVC pipe.
T S Mahadevaswamy, 64, a resident of Vinobanagar third Main, believes that efficient disposal of wet waste is key to ensuring general waste control and conserving the surroundings blank. That was once the compelling concept behind his pipe compost technology.

“I started using this technique two years in the past,” Mahadevaswamy said. “People are all the time disgusted with waste, however don’t need to deal with it. All that individuals want to put into effect this procedure is a length of PVC pipe, cow dung, jaggery and water. One kilogram of kitchen waste gets transformed into 100gm of manure and it best prices Rs 600-700 to pay money for the fabrics.”

In the primary level, a six-foot length of PVC pipe (six inches extensive) is inserted 1.5 toes into the ground. This will stay it at an acceptable peak for the average adult. One kilogram of cow dung diluted with 10-15 litres of water, and the kilogram of jaggery needs to be blended together and poured into the pipe. Under the ground, it activates bacterial enlargement. From the next day, kitchen waste may also be dumped day by day into the pipe and a mug of water added each and every week.

“Every two to 3 months, poke a stick into the pipe,” Mahadevaswamy said. “If it comes out wet, the method is energetic. If not, pour the combination of cow dung, water and jaggery as soon as once more. It is, however, a time consuming procedure because it takes eight months to a 12 months to generate manure. I were given the manure tested at a lab and the results showed that it is wealthy in calcium, phosphorous and different nutrients. People’s waste must be handled in their houses.”

After discovering luck with his method, Mahadevaswamy established the pipe compost device within the houses of the deputy commissioner, CEO of the zilla panchayat and the corporation commissioner. He may be a Swachch Bharat mission coordinator for the town.

Bengaluru not in toppers’ checklist

Mysuru has been thought to be the ‘cleanest town’ within the three to 10 lakh population category, in step with the Swachh Survekshan-2018 survey conducted by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs. Mangaluru bagged the award for being “the most efficient town in solid waste control”. The survey coated four,041 cities and their urban local bodies (ULB) and the parameters for cleanest town included assortment and transportation of waste, processing and disposal of waste, sanitation and open defecation loose among others. While Indore (Madhya Pradesh) was once declared the cleanest town within the country, adopted by Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) and Chandigarh, Greater Mumbai (Maharashtra) took the title of cleanest capital town/union territory adopted by Jaipur (Rajasthan) and Ranchi (Jharkhand). Bengaluru has didn't discover a spot within the checklist of best blank cities.


TIMES VIEW Kudos to TS Mahadevaswamy for giving us a simple, but efficient method of dealing with kitchen waste. Cleanliness of our villages, towns and cities can't be the duty of civic bodies by myself. It will have to fall to each and every citizen to stay public spaces blank. While it is disappointing that Bengaluru does not determine within the checklist of best blank cities, experts recommend sustainable long-term plans equivalent to a move away from landfills and in-situ remedy of wet waste are being installed place to manage solid waste. Citizens will have to lend a hand for the blank cause.

‘Pipe’ man makes Karnataka clean and proud ‘Pipe’ man makes Karnataka clean and proud Reviewed by kailash soni on May 18, 2018 Rating: 5
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