In an attempt to boost the NDA government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission, the Ministry of Urban Development has made it “mandatory” for private companies to buy compost that is extracted from municipal solid waste. Solid waste management is a key feature of Swachh Bharat Mission. The Ministry is finding creative ways to turn mounting waste into a national asset. Otherwise, serious fines would be imposed on them. The government is considering granting subsidy if one bag of municipal compost is bought with every two bags of chemically rich urea.