Kashi Vishwanth Corridor authorities have made a unique plan to curb carbon footprint in the upcoming project. Touted as the dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kashi Vishwanath Corriodor will ensure that it creates a environmentally sustainable model. Temple authorities will manage and recycle both the liquid-solid waste and nirmalya (floral, milk, water and other offerings to the deity) originating in the corridor area. Flowers offered will be used to make scents, incense sticks or agarbathis and dhoop. Liquid waste such as water and milk will be recycled and used in watering plants, washing and cleaning floors, etc. CEO of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Vishisht Kshetra Vikas Parishad Vishal Singh said that buildings in the Kashi Vishwanth Corridor will follow green building concept and waste originating from the corridor area will be recycled in a sustainable way.
Effluent Treatment Plant or ETP will be established in the area to recycle liquid waste. Singh said, “The idea is to treat every solid and liquid waste and ‘nirmalya’ originating from the corridor area in the ETP and Sewage Treatment Plant or STP. This plan is part of the DPR. All liquid waste and nirmalya will be treated in the plant and used for irrigation and washing/cleaning purposes within the corridor complex. Rest of the organic waste and nirmalya will be recycled as well. The corridor will use aeration based distillation plants for treating mixed liquid-solid waste. Nirmalya will be recycled in compost unit and flowers will be used to make Agarbathis, this process is going on.” According to media reports, the proposal for the same was recently presented before a committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).