KERALA

Brahmapuram fuel plant opened

The Kochi Corporation has succeeded in converting waste into wealth through the waste management programmes introduced in the city, said S. Sarma, Minister for Fisheries.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Refuse Derived Fuel plant at a function held at the Kochi Corporation council hall on Thursday. There was a time when the city was full of garbage heaps. But the civic authorities succeeded in overcoming the crisis through the establishment of the waste treatment plant at Brahmapuram, he said.

The Minister also inaugurated the distribution of the bio-manure produced at the plant.

Representatives of the residents associations, Kudumbasree units and agriculturalists received the bio-manure packets from the Minister.

The documents related to the plant were handed over to Babu Ambat, executive director of the Centre for Environment and Development, which was running the plant for Kochi Corporation.

Mercy Williams, Kochi Mayor, presided. C.K. Manisankar, Deputy Mayor, E.M. Sunilkumar, M. Anilkumar and K.V. Manoj, chairmen of Standing Committees of Kochi corporation, Ajit B. Patil, secretary of Kochi Corporation and K.G. Sahooji, project manager, Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project, were among those who attended.

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