On the occasion of ICAR’s Special National Swachhta Campaign on WASTE TO WEALTH, around 28 staff members of ICAR-CIRCOT Mumbai involved in maintenance of the aerobic compost bin on 12th October 2021. The wet waste was collected from the kitchen of Institute’s canteen and dry waste from the surrounding. Both the wastes were added into the aerobic compost bin and microbial inoculum was added and mixed thoroughly. In addition, the earlier produced compost was used to plant new saplings at the hands of Director and other officials. Also, awareness was created among the staff members regarding the benefits of aerobic composting of solid wastes.
On this day, Ginning Training Centre of ICAR-CIRCOT, Nagpur organized a programme “Special National Swachhta Campaign on Waste to Wealth” in association with The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry – Cotton Development & Research Association (CITI-CDRA), Mumbai at Mohapa village, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur. Near about 50 farmers participated in the programme. A team of ICAR-CIRCOT arranged the programme to sensitize the farmers about ‘Swachhta and Waste to Wealth’ as well as to spread awareness about different methods for value addition to the various agro-residues to fetch additional income to the farmers.