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Microland Foundation upgrades Coonoor Wet Waste Processing unit

Microland Foundation upgrades Coonoor Wet Waste Processing unit

Microland Foundation, a dedicated social development arm of Microland Limited, in partnership with a local NGO Clean Coonoor and Coonoor Municipality upgraded the wet waste processing facility at Ottupattrai, Coonoor by sponsoring Rs 60 Lakhs plus towards modernizing infrastructure. The facility now scientifically manages all types of organic waste up to 8 TPD from Coonoor residents.

This segregated waste is converted to Grade A certified quality compost which can be sold to farmers/estates to reinvigorate the soil in the region at a nominal price. 
This is a major step taken towards a decentralized approach to Integrated Waste Management. The unit was inaugurated by Ms. Supriya Sahu IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Environment, Climate Change, and Forest Department,  along with Nilgiris Collector Mr. S.P. Amrith, Coonoor Municipality chairperson Ms. L. Sheela Cathrine, vice chairman M. Wasim Raja, commissioner Mr. T. Krishnamurthy,  Ms. Kalpana Kar, Trustee of the Microland Foundation, Ms. RajashreePinnamaneni, Vice President, Gandipet Welfare Society,Ms. Samantha Iyanna, Managing Trustee and Dr. P. J.Vasanthan, Trustee of Clean Coonoor.

Ms. Supriya Sahu said “I am extremely happy and proud to see the continuous efforts and the remarkable work we are doing for waste management in the region.'' 
District Collector, S P Amrith expressed his commitment to replicating the model for other parts of the Nilgiris to process SWM so the Biosphere is protected from environmental pollution.