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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser

February 24, 2014 08:59 IST

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A factory in Kolkata uses scrap leather to make useful nitrogenous fertiliser.

Workers in the factory extract wet blue leather and recover a solid collagenic material containing high nitrogen levels, which can be used for the production of nitrogenous fertiliser. India’s import of nitrogenous fertiliser “urea” has been rising as farmers are demanding more to boost yields of staples such as rice and wheat, says Reuters.

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Image: A labourer stands on a heap of scrap leather to be burnt in an oven for making fertiliser at a factory in Kolkata.
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Labourers place scrap leather in an oven to be burnt for making fertilizer at a factory in Kolkata.

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A labourer pulls a piece of scrap leather from a pile, which will be burnt in an oven and made into fertiliser, at a factory in Kolkata.

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Labourers spread fertiliser for drying at a factory which makes fertiliser ingredients out of scrap leather.

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A labourer shovels fertiliser at a factory which makes fertiliser ingredients out of scrap leather.

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A labourer loads scrap leather onto a lorry at a factory which makes fertilizer ingredients out of the material.

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A labourer wearing a T-shirt with an image of singer Britney Spears works at a factory which makes fertiliser ingredients out of scrap leather.

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Labourer Kuldeep Das, 20, his wife Rekha Das, 18, and their one-year-old son Kundan Das pose at a factory which makes fertiliser ingredients out of scrap leather.


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