Tirupati set to become eco-friendly with 3 projects

Tirupati set to become eco-friendly with 3 projects
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Temple city will soon turn into an eco-friendly city. As part of making city free from pollution, the Tirupati Municipal Corporation (TMC) officials have entered into 3 Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs). The civic body signed agreements on bio-waste for production of bio-gas, power generation and reuse of debris.  

Tirupati: Temple city will soon turn into an eco-friendly city. As part of making city free from pollution, the Tirupati Municipal Corporation (TMC) officials have entered into 3 Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs). The civic body signed agreements on bio-waste for production of bio-gas, power generation and reuse of debris.

The TMC signed pacts with Jindal, Mahindra & Mahindra and Neeve Engineers with an outlay of Rs 118 crore six months back. During his visit to three-day district tour, Chief Minister N Chandrababu will lay foundation stones for 3 mega projects as part of making city eco-friendly.

Jindal Steel and Power has come forward to produce 6 megawatts (MW) of power from bio-waste. They will build a plant on the outskirts of city near Panapakam in 27.5 acres at a cost of Rs 94 crore. The company staff will gather garbage from Tirupati, Puttur, Srikalahasti, Nagari municipalities and Venkatagiri civic body in Nellore district.

They will segregate the solid waste for generation of power. At present, 200 metric tonnes of solid waste is being generated in temple city every day. Another 100 tonnes of solid waste is being generated from four other municipalities. The corporation has no facility for recycling of waste in the city.

A bio-Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facility will start at Thukivakam in 6 acres at a cost of Rs 14.57 crore. Mahindra and Mahindra will generate bio-CNG through vegetable and organic waste procured from Indira Priyadarshini Corporation vegetable market, Rythu Bazaar and other small vegetable markets. On an average, 50 metric tonnes of vegetable waste is being generated from the city.

The plant will be ready within 8 months. The CNG generated will be sold for commercial purpose.
A Construction and Demolition (C and D) waste management project will be set up in 5 acres at Thukivakam at a cost of Rs 10 crore. The project will be taken up by Chennai-based Neeve Engineering. The company will recycle the C and D waste for reuse in construction and other usages.

The building construction waste dumped on city roads will be collected by Neeve for recycling. Speaking to The Hans India, Municipal Engineer-2 Chandrashekar said that these three eco-friendly projects will be helping to reduce the pollution in pilgrim city. The power generation from bio-waste is the first-of-its-kind in entire Rayalaseema, he added.

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