Pune, 23 Sep, 2020: MIT Art, Design, and Technology University unveils a fully automatic organic waste converter plant (OWS) on Wednesday. The plant was inaugurated by Prof, Dr. Mangesh Karad, Executive President, MIT ADT University, and Dr. Ashwini Pethe, Principal, MIT School of Architecture. The plant can convert about 1250 kg of organic waste every day into high-grade manure.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mangesh Karad congratulated Mr. Rajkumar Jain, General Manager Campus, MIT ADTU, and his team, and said the initiative to install the plant will make a green and carbon-neutral campus and also to achieve sustainable development goals. Initially, the manure produced at the plant will be used in the garden of the university and the excess produce will be benefited to the farmer.
Further Dr. Mangesh Karad stated, creating waste into wealth is the vision for the carbon neutral and green campus. MIT ADTU is the first university in the MIT group to install a machine that takes food scraps and turns them into the organic waste compost. The fully automatic organic waste decomposer with a waste capacity of 1250 kg of per day can produce 300 kg of organic compost without any chemical treatment. Converts meal waste to compost, reducing campus waste pollution without emitting foul smell. The compost will be used to fertilize the green areas around the University.
While launching the organic west converter Dr. Ashwini Pethe, Principal, MIT School of Architecture said, “MIT ADT University has been doing not only something unique but also concrete to contribute to society. Such an initiative is definitely going to help in achieving the primary objective of our university. Our university’s aim is to make all-out efforts to keep our environment clean and carbon natural campus. With the installation of OWS, University is doing its utmost to ensure that the organic material gets recycled in an ecosystem.”
Also present at the ceremony, shivsharan Mali, Register, MIT ADTU, Dr. Ramchandra Pujeri, Mr. Mohan Menon, Dr. Virendra Shete, Prof. Suraj Bhoyar, Prakash Korde, Project manager, Mr. Dilip Patil, Sandip Kadam, and Santosh Chaudhar.