RINL Installs Compost Machine at Simhachalam Temple under CSR    17-Mar-2018     View PDF

RINL - VSP Installed a Compost Machine under Solid Waste Management programme at Simhachalam Devasthanam Temple premises, Visakhapatnam as a Swachha Bharath initiative under its Corporate Social Responsibility. Sri VV Venugopal Rao, Director (Finance) RINL, handed over a cheque for Rs 9.39 lakhs to Executive Officer, Simhachalam Devasthanam towards installation of the compost machine for improving Solid Waste Management at Simhachalam Temple at a simple function organized at the Simhachalam temple today as a part of the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ being observed in RINL from 16th to 31st March 2018. Sri VV Venugopal Rao said  that RINL is committed towards the success of the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and provided Dumper bins to GVMC, installation of e-toilets, installation of toilet blocks etc under the mission. Sri Ramachandra Murthy, EO Simhachalam, thanked RINL Management for providing the Compost machine which is definitely going to improve the solid waste management system of the temple and also acclaimed the efforts of RINL in taking care of the public needs in the surrounding villages as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. Simhachalam temple is a heritage and pilgrim place in South India and daily 3000-5000 pilgrims avail free Lunch under Nityannadanam scheme. Daily a quantum of 200-300 Kg of organic waste is being generated consisting of waste food, tulasi and flowers etc. Improper disposal of solid waste can create unsanitary conditions leading to environmental pollution. In order to address the solid waste management issues, RINL-VSP has taken up the above project under CSR. This fully automatic and highly compact machine of 250 Kg capacity is capable of processing all kinds of organic waste into compost within 24 hours. The compost thus generated is proposed to be used for nurturing the temple gardens. This is the second CSR intervention of RINL at the holy shrine.  A prota-cabin toilet block costing Rs.11 Lakhs was also installed atop the temple for the benefit of the pilgrims.  Sri PK Mohapatra, GM(Law & Admn), Sri G Gandhi, DGM(CSR), RINL and officials from Simachalam Devasthanam were present on the occasion.