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MoU signed for feasibility report on waste to energy plant

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07/02/2018

After a long gap, things seem to be moving in Hubballi Dharwad Municipal Corporation concerning the setting up of a waste to energy plant to process the solid waste generated in the twin cities to convert it into energy.

On Monday, the municipal corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IDECK, Bengaluru, for preparing the feasibility report on setting up the waste to energy plant.

Municipal Commissioner Major Siddalingayya Hiremath and vice-president of IDECK Manjunath Shekhar signed the MoU on preparing the feasibility report in a simple ceremony held at the municipal commissioner’s office here on Monday.

In the municipal corporation limits, an estimated 400 tonnes of solid waste are generated daily and it is proposed to generate power by burning the unsegregated wet and dry waste through inceneration technology.

Under the plan it is also proposed to get extra revenue for the municipal corporation through the sale of power, thus generated.

The MoU follows the approval given by the State Finance Department to get consultancy service from IDECK in Mysuru and Hubballi for setting up “waste to energy plants by clustering Urban Local Bodies”.

After the Finance Department’s approval the Department of Urban Development had given approval for hiring the services of IDECK at a cost of Rs. 49.98 lakh for preparing the feasibility analysis.

As per the MoU, IDECK will get six weeks to conduct a study and submit the feasibility analysis to the municipal corporation on the waste to energy project.

Although the waste to energy project was envisaged in Hubballi Dharwad several years ago, the project did not materialise due to several technical and administrative reasons.

The municipal corporation has earned the wrath of the residents, as a full fledged waste management system is yet to be put in place in the twin cities.

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  • News Section: Bio Energy News
  • Month: February
  • Year: 2018
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