Kerala

Waste-to-energy plant to come up at Kureepuzha

The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), the nodal agency for setting up waste-to-energy plants, has signed a lease deed with the Kollam Corporation for implementing the project in the city.

The lease agreement, signed by V. R. Raju, secretary, Kollam Corporation, and Jackson John, deputy manager, KSIDC, is for a period of 28 years. The plant, which will come up in seven acres of land at Kureepuzha, will have capacity to treat 200 tonnes of solid waste daily.

The KSIDC is expected to take full possession of it by the end of the month after completing the formalities.

The project is part of the State government’s plans to set up centralised integrated waste-to-energy plants at different locations across the State.

Under PPP model

It will be developed on the public-private partnership (PPP) model on the design-build-finance-operate-transfer basis. KSIDC officials said state-of-the-art technology will be used in the plant for treating waste. The project, which will cover the Kollam Corporation area, Karunagapally, Paravur and Kottarakka municipalities and a few grama panchayats, will be developed on the cluster model. The tender procedure for the plant will be floated by the end of the month.

“The local bodies will collect solid waste from households and transport the same to the secondary bin locations. From there the operator will transport the same in fully covered compact vehicles to the plant,” said the officials.

The plant is expected to resolve waste treatment-related issues in Kollam Corporation and neighbouring areas once it becomes operational.

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