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Tripura youth develops vermicompost from used flowers of Tripureswari temple

Agartala, Dec 2 (UNI) A young entrepreneur in a unique initiative was making vermin-compost by flowers, mostly Aegle marmelos (Bilva Patra), which have been dumped after offering puja in Mata Tripureswari temple, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in Udaipur of Tripura’s Gomati district.
According to the district administration, it is the first value-addition project of highly perishable organic products like flowers by one Jayanta Datta. Datta said since childhood, he has been observing that the flowers, used for worshiping God and Goddess are often thrown into the water or garbage, which creates pollution.
"I felt very disheartened seeing that flower, used for worshiping Goddess Kali, are discarded in the garbage after the worship. This looks bad as we offer these things to God. So, I was planning to do something, especially with the hibiscus locally known as Joba flower. I tried making incense sticks, but I failed as the flowers became too sticky. After several attempts, vermin-compost has clicked," he told TOI.
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