Monday, March 14, 2011

When waste turns into a cost cutting measure!

In one of the previous posts, I mentioned how I thought of using existing calcium heaps on our farm borders (dumped by neighbouring farmers when they dug their wells) in order to decrease our pit marking expenses. Typically, calcium strata is found at 30-40 feet below ground, after which hard rock strata commences.

Fortunately, the idea came soon enough and we were able to reduce pit marking expenses as well as get rid of some of the waste.
A 10 Kg bag of processed white powder costs Rs 60 and rate of consumption of 1 bag was every 150 pits.




Below are some of the pictures of 'raw' calcium carbonate.













































Another method of reducing the powder was to put two lines instead of four.



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