Visakhapatnam

Work on waste-to-energy plant to commence next month

Finding a solution to the disposal of nearly 1,000 tonnes of solid waste being generated in the city, work on a waste-to-energy project is expected to be launched in October.

The GVMC would enter into a 21-year agreement and lease out 25 to 30 acres of land and supply 920 to 950 tonnes of garbage for running the plant, Municipal Commissioner Pravin Kumar told reporters on Tuesday.

The waste-to-energy plant would come up at Tangudubilli in Anandapuram mandal, where the Kapuluppada dump would be shifted.

Keeping the requirement for the next 30 years in view, the dump would be located in 200 acres of land.

Investing up to Rs.300 crore, it plans to generate 10 to 12 MW of power, which it will sell to the grid. The plan is expected to be completed in two years.

Right now, only Delhi has such a power plant.

It was technology-neutral now and competing agencies would present the technology before a committee, he said. The agency which supplies power at the lowest cost would be chosen.

The GVMC would get Rs.225 per head (up to Rs.40 crore) under the Swachh Bharat programme and it would be utilised for strengthening infrastructure for solid waste management like vehicles, transfer station, etc.

World Water Week

Mr. Pravin Kumar, who returned from Sweden after participating in the World Water Week, said Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor would set up a project management unit here.

He was all praise for the multimodal transport for Metro network that included walkways and cycling and less use of private transport. A DPR for non-motorised transport — a cycling zone — would be ready soon.



The Rs.300-crore project aims at generating 10 to 12 MW, which will be sold to the grid




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