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Koduvally Model Waste Management with the help of TMACT (Thumboormuzhi Aerobic Composting Technique).
Koduvally Model Waste Management with the help of TMACT (Thumboormuzhi Aerobic Composting Technique).

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Published by: Chandrasekharan Nair on Nov 04, 2012
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Waste Management
TMACTThe Zero Waste strategy says no to incinerators, noto mega-landfills, no to thethrowaway society and yes to a sustainable society.Waste management can be incorporated in our dailylife in a very simple way. We can follow themethod adopted by koduvally Panchayath of Kozhikode District, Kerala State. 
Koduvally Model Thumboormuzhi Aerobic CompostingTechnique to save the environment
Group mobilisation activity of Animal Husbandry Department
under ATMA 2012-13
For this program there was a total allotment of Rs. 60,000/-. 12
groups (Women) each having 5 members were selected and the
fund allocation is Rs. 5000/- per Group
In the program it has planned to collect waste from Koduvally
Town and process the biodegradable waste by “ThumboomuzhiMethod of Aerobic Composting Technique”
The program is well supported by the Grama Panchayath,Kudumbasree, Shop Owners, Agriculture and health departmentsand the Public
 Long-term goal 
There are around 250 shops in Koduvally Town including fish, meat and vegetable markets.Shop owners are requested to deposit their wastes in two separate bins. One for biodegradable waste and the other for plastic and other inorganic waste.
For the implementation of the program following things are purchased. Five Ferro CementTanks (Bins), Thumboormuzhi Model for depositing and processing waste for Rs.42,500/-.
These tanks are Kerala Veterinary University’s developed products. Transportation cost from
Trisur to Kozhikode was Rs. 5750/-. Also purchased one Urbana, one Net, one shovel, onetrowel, 3 large buckets, Registers and a few other items.
Proper management of the bin ie. to fill the bin with optimum levels of cow dung, source of carbon like dry leaves, put the waste correctly into the bin with good care and attention. Themembers of the selected Groups had been given a detailed training on Thumboormuzhi Modelof Aerobic Composting Technique.
Mrs.Kadeeja, Parabathukavu has agreed to do the bin management also. For these two jobsthe committee has agreed to pay her Rs. 100/- as rent for keeping bins and Rs. 100/- for binmanagement Daily.
Three persons have been selected to collect the waste from the shops in the big bucketspurchased, biodegradable and other waste separately. They will be paid Rs. 150/- each daily.
Plastic waste and other unwanted non degradable wastes also has to be collected daily.Another Group member has agreed to manage these wastes ie. to wash, clean and dry themand keep in gummy bags. For this job also she will be paid Rs. 150/- daily.

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Inauguration by Kanathil Jameela - Kozhikode Zila Panchayath President: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature... The briefing by Dr. Geetha on TMACT : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ycu...
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List of KMerala Veterinary Doctors available here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/p...

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