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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser

February 24, 2014 08:59 IST

Image: A labourer stands on a heap of scrap leather to be burnt in an oven for making fertiliser at a factory in Kolkata.
Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Labourers place scrap leather in an oven to be burnt for making fertilizer at a factory in Kolkata.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A labourer walks on a heap of scrap leather, which will be burnt to in an oven and made into fertiliser, at a factory in Kolkata.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A labourer walks on a heap of scrap leather, which will be be burnt in an oven and made into fertiliser.

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Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A labourer digs through a heap of scrap leather which will be burnt in an oven and made into fertiliser.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Labourers rest on a heap of scrap leather, which will be burnt in an oven and made into fertiliser.

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Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A goat stands on a heap of scrap leather, which will be burnt in an oven and made into fertiliser.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A labourer cuts scrap leather, which will be burnt in an oven and made into fertiliser, at a factory in Kolkata.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Labourers work at a factory which makes fertiliser ingredients out of scrap leather in Kolkata.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A labourer carries scrap leather, which will be burnt in an oven and made into fertiliser, at a factory in Kolkata.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

 Labourers rest on a heap of scrap leather, which will be burnt in an oven and made into fertiliser.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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

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Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Labourers carry scrap leather to be burnt in an oven for making fertilizer at a factory in Kolkata.

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Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Children walk past heaps of scrap leader at a factory which makes fertilizer ingredients out of the material in Kolkata.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A labourer uses a burning oven to make fertiliser ingredients out of scrap leather at a factory.

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Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Labourers place scrap leather to be burnt in an oven for making fertilizer at a factory in Kolkata.

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Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Labourers place scrap leather to be burnt in an oven for making fertiliser at a factory in Kolkata.

...

Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Labourers place scrap leather to be burnt in an oven for making fertiliser at a factory in Kolkata.

...

Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A labourer unloads fertilizer for drying at a factory which makes fertiliser ingredients out of scrap leather in Kolkata.

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A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

 A labourer works at a factory which makes fertiliser ingredients out of scrap leather in Kolkata.

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Tags: Kolkata

A Kolkata company turns scrap leather into fertiliser


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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.