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Bhadarwah: With an objective to impart practical knowledge to the students of Environmental Sciences (Sem III) related to Solid Waste Management (SWM), the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, GDC Bhadarwah organised a one day field visit to SWM (Solid Waste Management) plant located at village Dranga of additional district Bhadarwah.The visit was conducted under the overall guidance of Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, Principal, GDC Bhadarwah and under the supervision of Prof. Anuradha Sharma, HOD, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Asma Pervez, Lecturer in Environmental Sciences.Dr. Sandeep Kotwal (Asst. Professor of Botany) also accompanied during this visit.On the site of Solid Waste Management Plant, Surinder kumar (Incharge, SWM plant) explained to the students about the entire management of the unit. The students were briefed about the overall process of collection, segregation and treatment of Solid Waste generated from Bhadarwah town.He explained how biodegradable waste (organic matter) gets segregated from the mixed waste and is processed into vermicompost which can be utilised as a fertilizer in the agricultural fields.He also demonstrated the entire process how organic waste is firstly mixed with cow dung which after 15 days is introduced with earthworms that transforms it into useful manure (vermicompost) in about 90 days.The Executive Officer, Bhadarwah Municipal Committee, Yousuf Ul Umar also interacted with the students and deliberated about various aspects of solid waste management and the new future interventions of plastic waste management to be taken up shortly by Bhadarwah Municipal Committee.EO also motivated the students by actively contributing towards the reduction of solid waste production at the source level.
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