Solid Waste Management
It is estimated that an average of 32,000 people will be added to urban India every day, continuously, until 2021. This number is a warning, considering how India’s waste management infrastructure collapsed while trying to deal with just 25,000 new urban Indians during the last decade! The scale of urbanization in India and around the world is unprecedented with planetary consequences to Earth’s limited material and energy resources, and its natural balance.
The clear trend in the outbreak of epidemic and public protests around India is that they are happening in the biggest cities in their respective regions. Kolkata, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Srinagar are capitals of their respective states, and Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. However, long term national level plans to improve waste management in India do not exist and guidance offered to urban local bodies is meager. Apart from the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), there has been no national level effort to address the problem.
Clover has the experience and expertise to offer technical and managerial expertise to carry out decentralised and centralised treatment of solid waste. We have come up with 40+ solutions for carrying out composting for any biomass or situation. Clover is also partnering with Waste Warriors, a dynamic NGO headed by Jodie Underhill to reach out to more and more areas across India to mitigate pollution from waste.
Simple tests to maintain quality of compost have been created like the ‘Germination Test’. In the picture, pumpkin seeds grew exceedingly well in a compost made by Clover personnel, registering 97% germination!