town is a pioneer in the field of collection of human urine thanks
to the construction of a large number of UDDTs(Urine Diversion dehydration
toilets)in individual households and the first set of three community
UDDTs in the country. Collection of pure urine from these UDDTs
had resulted in opening up several research programs supported by
national and international organizations on application of liquid
urine as an excellent fertilizer for raising various crops and vegetables.
These experiments were very successful. At present, the nutrient
in millions of tons of urine available in the country every day
is going waste since it is not collected separately", Mr. M.
Subburaman, Director SCOPE, said Launching the first urine bank
in the country Mr.Sjoerd Nienhuys, Consultant of WASTE an NGO of
Netherlands said the world was facing acute energy shortage and
it is well known fact that fertilizer industry consumed large quantities
of fossil fuel. An alternative cost effective fuel was very necessary
in the years to come in view of the rapid depletion of fossil fuel.
The need of the hour was establishment of renewable energy based
fuel like biogas for meeting the requirements of the rapidly increasing
population which will not cause any harm to the environment.
Urine was an excellent organic fertilizer which was being used for
raising crops in many parts of the world. The urine bank in Musiri
will popularized urine as a very cost effective and efficient organic
fertilizer which would also help increase crop yield.
Mr. V.C. Sudhakar, President of Musiri Town Panchayat welcomed the
Mr.K.P.Mohammed Naufel, Consulant, Bio Energy System, Calicut and
Ms.Doreen Nienhuys stressed the importance of using human waste
and bio degradable waste in an Eco friendly manner as a fuel.