Decentralised Waste Management Scheme In Kerala

Published on: 26 Aug, 2013
Published under: Palakkad District News

24 August 2013

Three major projects have been proposed and the civic body has begun looking for an immediate solution to clear the anticipated heaps of garbage during the forthcoming festival season. Over the past week, officials of the Health wing visited various locations where the ‘Pattoor Model’ could be implemented. They have prepared a list of 18 prospective sites in the city.

A detailed list is ready, mentioning the capacity and the estimate of the plant for each location. Technical experts of the firm that prepared the unit at the Pattoor Housing Board colony accompanied the team. The list includes a one-tonne bio-mechanical composting unit at the Chala market. The Corporation Plan Fund will finance 50 per cent of the project cost, and Suchitwa Mission will provide the remaining amount.

The alternative method of decentralised management of waste is being considered, as large-capacity biogas plants are feared to run into problems a few years into their lifetime. Sources said bio-gas units in individual households would not cause much problems, considering that their maintenance would be better handled with significantly smaller quantities of waste. The bio-mechanical composting unit is simpler and has, so far, worked well at the colony at Pattoor. It was installed over a year ago.

In addition, the Corporation is considering the feasibility of another 13 locations at wards, including Vazhuthacaud, Nalanchira, Nanthancode and Poojapura,. The State government should give the clearance for these, as the sites identified are located on government-owned land. “These locations fall under different departments, for instance Revenue which is headed by Adoor Prakash. We will meet the Ministers concerned to ensure their support and speedy implementation of the projects, said a ruling council member.


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