WASTE Stitchting

Circular Economy With Black and Greywater Recycling

Obstacle

In India, groundwater is used extensively for flood irrigation and availibility is declining. There is a declining of soil fertility due to excessive application of chemical fertilizers.

Innovation Type

Water-Food

Company Stage

Level 3 - Attractive Solution; MVP identified

Financing Status

Seeking Grants

Seeking investment?

Yes

Country of Incorporation

India

Country(Ies) of Implementation

India

Contact Name

Priska Prasetya

Contact Email

pprasetya@waste.nl

Product Segment

Water - Re-use / Efficiency

Website Address

http://www.waste.nl/

Circular economy with black and grey water recycling for exotic vegetables cultivation in Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Challenge

Irregular weather has made rainfall become unpredictable and groundwater availability is reducing. There is an absence of financing tools to adopt innovations. Issues of urgency include: groundwater is used extensively for flood irrigation and there is declining soil fertility due to excessive application of chemical fertilizers. There is also a growing demand for exotic vegetation by hospitality industry.

Solution

Recycling of blackwater (wastewater containing feces, urine) and greywater (streams without fecal contamination) from households for production of market-quality compost for cultivation of exotic vegetables. The innovation enables women agri-entrepreneurs to have better quality of crops with compost application and extended crop season.

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