NKDA mulls segregation of garbage at source

first_imgKolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has proposed to segregate garbage at its source in New Town.The matter has been discussed in the board meeting of NKDA and on January 10, senior officials will meet the firms that undertake recycling work, to discuss the matter. The steps will be taken as a part of the Clean City Green City mission of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. There is a proposal for big housing complexes to do their own composting and the NKDA authorities will sit in meetings with them shortly to discuss the issue. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn the Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA), there is already a composting machine and another one has been installed in New Town. Both the machines are doing composting on an experimental basis. Manure from the compost will be used for rooftop gardening and rooftop urban farming. NKDA is considering a proposal to form an empanelled group to assist people, particularly senior citizens, to set up rooftop urban farming. The matter has been discussed in the board of NKDA and a decision in this regard will be taken soon. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA notice will be sent out, asking interested groups to respond. It may be mentioned that at Swapno Bhor, the state’s first senior citizens’ park, organic farming of vegetables has recently been started in collaboration with an NGO and senior citizens who are members of the same. Now, in addition to flowers, people have shown interest to start rooftop urban farming. But a majority of them lack expertise and knowledge. For example, in rooftop gardens, pots made of coconut fibre are used instead of earthen pots as they cause heavy damage to the roofs. They also don’t know how to procure seeds of vegetables. To address these issues, the empanelled groups will assist those who are interested to start rooftop urban farming. The group will charge for providing assistance and the rate will be fixed by NKDA.last_img