TCC plans decompose manure from waste

Published on Apr 03 2009 // Main News

Thimpu, April 03, 2009: The Thimphu City Corporation has floated its plan to turn disposed wastes in Sarbithang to decompose and turn it into manure for farmer’s use.

According to the corporation, 40 percent of the wastes produced by the city can be decomposed. Officials said they are looking for contractors who can distribute the manure produced to market.

The equipments and other decomposers had arrived in 2005 but due to absence of electricity supply, works were delayed.

The capital city currently produces over 40 tons of wastes everyday and it has been the most difficult job for the officials to manage. Fears are high that increase mismanagement of waste could invite diseases, even epidemic, to capital.