Lucknow: The National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Proterra India, a subsidiary of Proterra international, for developing bio fertilizers from organic waste by fortification with microbial consortia.

NBRI Director Dr CS Nautiyal said, “We will develop such products in the form of organic fertilizers which will increase the fertility of land and thus raise the production.”

Organic substance will be used to develop organic fertiliser which will be beneficial for the environment, Nautiyal added.

Mark Hoj, Protera India chief executive said, “Immense work has been done in the field of organic fertilizer sector in India.”

Prof Arun Goyal, President and CEO, Indo-US Foundation for Research, US, said, “The Asia Bio Energy Plant was set up in 2003 at Hardoi Road with an investment of Rs 100 crore. We are trying to revive the plant which has been lying dysfunctional since then. We have held talks with a private company for litter.”

Prof Goel said, “In addition to generating electricity from waste, Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) will prepared with the help of plastic and later on it will be converted into high quality bio fertilizer.  We will seek the help of NBRI for this purpose.”

“The project has yet to get a green signal from the state government. After approval, work will be started within a year,” Goel said.
“Whatever organic waste is there, it should be recycled and efforts will be made towards this direction," said Mukesh Gautam, Director, department of agriculture, UP.