Power generation from solid waste
The Swacch Andhra Pradesh Corporation in association with NREDCAP was making hectic arrangements for generation of power from solid waste in 10 municipalities of East and West Godavari districts.
Kakinada: The Swacch Andhra Pradesh Corporation in association with NREDCAP was making hectic arrangements for generation of power from solid waste in 10 municipalities of East and West Godavari districts.
It is estimated that more than 1,000 metric tonnes of solid waste come from the two corporations and eight municipalities in East and West Godavari.
These include Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram corporations, Tuni, Pithapuram, Peddapuram, Samarlakota, Ramachandrapuram, and Mandapeta and Gollaprolu Municipal Panchayat and Kovvur municipality in neighbouring West Godavari. Out of all this, both Kakinada and Rajamahendravaram corporations lead in solid waste supplies with half the quantity.
Once the proposed power project comes in to existence, the management of solid waste will also be solved to maximum extent besides paving way for power generation at cheaper price. This is besides the pollution and environment issues will also be solved to maximum extent.
When contacted M Kamalakar Babu, managing director (MD) NREDCAP said over phone from Hyderabad that the unit will be set up at Rajamahendravaram and tender process will be taken up. In total eight tenders were filed, the MD added. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is very keen in finalising the tenders on or before July 31, he said.
President of Kakinada Rate Payers Association and Kakinada colonies residents’ welfare Association, Y D Rama Rao while welcoming the decision said that this will solve the garbage dumping in Kakinada city as the city has no dumpsite.