New Plant in Kochi For Waste Management

Published on: 05 Mar, 2014
Published under: Cochin District News

4 March 2014


Brahmapuram Plant by KITCO will be soon be running in Kochi that will help in waste management in the city. All sorts of municipal waste, including plastic refuse and wood, would go into the plant to generate power.

The local body can also end the practice of engaging its workers to segregate the waste into bio-degradable and non-degradable ones before packing them off to the plant. It would save the amount being spent for providing plastic buckets to the residents for segregated collection of waste. This year, the local body would spend around Rs.1.5 crore for the purchase of buckets, said T.K. Ashraf, the chairman of the Health Standing Committee of the Kochi Corporation.

At the new plant, plastic waste would be burned at high temperature at controlled conditions to avoid generation of toxic gas. The new plant would have an installed capacity to process 300 tonnes a day. An understanding has been reportedly reached at the government level that the Kerala State Electricity Board would purchase power produced from the plant. The Board may buy power at the rate of Rs.5 per unit, said an official who was involved in the preparation of the project report.

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