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Vermicompost pit comes in handy for Mancherial TSWR students

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Mancherial: Bhim Agri Home, a vermicompost pit, sponsored by members of Telangana Gurukula Parents Association (TGPA), has come in handy to students belonging to Telangana Social Welfare Residential (TSWR) school of Bellampalli for learning waste management. It was erected on the premises of the institution recently in order to recycle waste generated from the institution.

The members of the body raised Rs 50,000 for constructing the pit in which waste generated from kitchen and the institution’s premises is dumped. Students of the school are managing it. It is the first-of-its-kind novel initiative to have been taken up in TSWR institutions of Telangana. Both the association and administration of the institution are winning laurels for conceiving the idea.

Inala Saidulu, principal of the school, told Telangana Today that the association had resolved to sponsor the pit for helping the institution recycle the waste, during a meeting held on November 11. “The construction of the pit was completed few days back. Waste generated from kitchen and grass grown open spaces is dumped in it,” he said.

The principal stated that pupils were now easily able to learn waste management and importance of protection of environment by engaging in different tasks required for operating the pit. “They are having hands-on experience in this aspect. They can adopt this method for managing their homes,” Saidulu asserted.

Bellampalli mandal Agriculture Officer Rajita, who visited the school on Thursday, was all praise for both TGPA and students. She opined that the concept was innovative and could be emulated by inmates of various government hostels. She explained the procedure to manage the waste and steps to prepare decomposed fertilizer, which is one of the best sources of nutrients and minerals for growing different crops.

R Rajasekhar, president of Akunuri Raj Kumar, vice-president of TGPA, TSWR-Bellampalli unit, said that they donated funds for the pit, considering multiple merits of recycling waste. “We wanted to extend support to the institution in managing the waste. Dumping the waste generated from kitchen and other parts of the school could cause certain diseases in students,” he added.

On September 1, the institution was presented with Swacch Purashkar award by Union government for outstanding management of sanitation.

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