Raipur/Hyderabad (NVI): A large solid waste management plant with a capacity of treating 700 tons of solid waste per day was inaugurated in Raipur today.
The project was inaugurated by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagel.
The project was launched with an outlay of Rs 197 crore, of which Rs 127 crore has been used in setting up the processing plant by Hyderabad-based Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL), a leading provider of comprehensive environment management services.
”The plant is spread across 67 acres of land and has a capacity of managing 700 tons per day and the potential to generate 12 MW of power in the future,” REEL said in a press release.
The company has also built a processing plant and scientific landfill at the location and is operating as per PPP (Public Private Partnership) model, it added.
As per a 15-year contract between the Municipal Corporation of Raipur and Delhi MSW Solution Limited (A Ramky Company), the treatment plant has been set up in Sakri, a district located at 15 kms north of Raipur city.
Masood Mallick, Joint Managing Director of REEL, said, “We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of Ramky’s largest plant in the State of Chhattisgarh that has the capacity of managing 700 to 1000 tons of waste per day.”
Speaking about the launch of the new plant, Mr Aijaz Dhebar, Mayor of Raipur said, “We are delighted to have witnessed the inauguration of Chhattisgarh’s largest solid waste management plant, particularly when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and its impact on human health plus the economy is intensifying with every passing day.”