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P oonam Kasturi calls herself Compost Wali. On a unique mission, she wants ordinary Indians to feel empowered, make a 'clean' difference to the society, by converting waste into useful compost in a simple and cost effective manner.
Her organic business venture Daily Dump offers different types of composters that convert the waste generated in one's kitchen into compost. If the customers do not require the compost, it can be sold back to Daily Dump.
What began as a small venture with family members and potters, three years ago, Daily dump saw its turnover rise to Rs 36,00,000 (Rs 3.6 million) in 2009. Today, the company has about 4,500 dedicated customers in Bangalore who use the profitable composters.
The response has been encouraging and the company has steadily grown over the past 3 years. In the first year, Daily Dump made a turnover of Rs 200,000, which increased to 12,00,000 (Rs 1.2 million) in 2008.
Poonam says home waste generated in one's kitchen is 50-70 per cent organic, but urban India has still not found an effective way to dispose this waste, which can actually be churned back into the system by converting it into useful organic manure