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Waste-to-energy plant to go on stream by year-end

Waste-to-energy plant to go on stream by year-end
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MAUD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar on Thursday inspected the Jawaharnagar Treatment and Disposal Facility for Municipal Solid Waste and took stock...

Hyderabad: MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar on Thursday inspected the Jawaharnagar Treatment and Disposal Facility for Municipal Solid Waste and took stock of the progress achieved so far including capping of old dump. He instructed the concessionaire to operationalise all the four newly installed trammels to clear the active garbage waiting on the tipping floor so that the accumulation will exhaust within one month, which was the main cause for odour nuisance.

Arvind Kumar also inspected the capping work and enquired about the construction procedure of all the layers of capping work. He observed that the profiling and impervious soil layer was completed to the extent of 90% and laying of Geo-Synthetic liner, HDPE liner, geo-composite liner and top layer of vegetation were in brisk progress. He visited the plastic recyclable plant capacity which was processing five to six tons of plastic recyclable waste at present.

The MA&UD Principal Secretary also inspected the construction of the 19.8 MW waste-to-energy plant, which is likely to be commissioned by the end of December this year. He asked the concessionaire to stick to the time-frame and ensure that capping of the legacy dump, including greenery is completed by May. He directed Additional Commissioner

S Srinivasa Reddy to organise all the informal rag-pickers at the transfer stations. The concessionaires through a Powerpoint presentation briefed him on the progress of capping work. They apprised him that the legacy leachate was being treated with two mobile RO treatment plants of 2000 KLD capacity each.Superintending Engineer M. Koteswara Rao, Executive Engineer R. Srinivasa Reddy and Head-ESD division from EPTRI and other officials were present during the inspection.

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