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Friday, 24 May 2024 1.46 PM IST

New Bio-waste plant to end Kochi's perennial waste management woes

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cabinet meeting approved BPCL's compressed biogas plant, which will be a permanent solution to the bio-waste problem alerting Kochi city. The project was approved by the cabinet meeting held in Thalassery during the Nava Kerala Sadas tour.

The 10-acre land owned by Kochi Corporation in the Brahmapuram plant will be handed over to BPCL for installing the biogas plant. On this land, BPCL will set up a plant capable of treating 150 metric tonnes of waste per day. The compressed biogas produced from the plant will be used by BPCL. The construction cost is around Rs 150 crore which will be fully borne by BPCL. Water and electricity required for the construction of the plant will be provided at a low cost. The project is expected to be completed within 15 months.

The organic fertilizer produced in the plant will be made available to the farmers. Clean Kerala Company will take over the residual inorganic waste that will be available after processing. It is expected that the compressed biogas plant will solve the organic waste problem in Kochi Corporation, which has a population of around 7 lakh and more than 1,61,000 houses.

387 Civil Defense Volunteers engaged in firefighting operations at Brahmapuram Waste Management Plant will be given an incentive of Rs 1000 for the total number of days spent in the work.

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