New Delhi, Jan 3: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today pitched for making it mandatory for eateries and hotels to have organic waste plant and said he will write to Tourism ministry in this regard.
"I will write to Ministry of Tourism to make it mandatory in all five and four star hotels and eatery establishments to have organic waste plant," Naidu said while inaugurating a plant in Malcha Marg market here.
The plant, which can process one tonne waste in 24 hours, will convert the organic waste of hotels and eateries in this area into compost for horticulture and agriculture use.
Calling the project undertaken by New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) a step in the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Naidu said the plant will be helpful in saving the cost of collection, transportation and disposal of waste. "It will also reduce the landfill space and water, noise and air pollution," he said.
NDMC Chairman Jalaj Srivastava said the introduction of this system to convert organic waste to compost will replace the old manual garbage disposal system.
The plant will be able to convert organic waste into compost within 24 hours using the composting machine, he said.
Two similar plants have been installed at Palika Services Officers Institute, Vinay Marg and at Malcha Marg Market.
Earlier, Naidu also inaugurated a public toilet unit (PTU) at Hanuman Lane which has been constructed by NDMC under public-private-partnership project.