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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Waste management plant at Patvi resumes ops after 12 years

Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 27

After remaining out of order for 12 years, the solid waste management plant at Patvi has finally resumed operations this week and has started the bio-remediation of the legacy waste (old waste) at the plant.

The plant was initially started in 2008 at a cost of Rs 12 crore but was shut down soon and now it has been restarted at a cost of over Rs 35 crore. Wastes of around 250-300 tonnes per day are sent to the plant. Since 2008 the plant, situated in 17 acre, was being used as a dumping site and the waste had piled up to 4 to 5 metres in nearly 13-acre land of the plant, which needs to be cleared by April 7, 2021.

Bio-remediation: An eco-friendly way

  • Bio-remediation is a method to manage or degrade garbage
  • The machine crushes garbage and segregates waste from it
  • After bio-treatment, garbage can be used as manure in fields and plastic can be recycled
  • It is an eco-friendly and cost-effective method

As per the information, the plant receives 140 tonnes per day (TDP) waste from Ambala City, 110 TPD from Ambala Sadar, and 12 TDP from Naraingarh. The estimated cost for the treatment of per tonne waste is Rs 794. The firm has been directed to treat at least 90 per cent of the total waste and produce manure, refused-derived fuel (RDF) and land filling site material.

State Home Minister Anil Vij said, "The solid waste management plant at Patvi has been restarted. The plant was initially started in 2008 but the former governments didn't pay any attention to the plant and the machinery at the plant became defunct. Waste from Ambala City, Ambala Cantonment, and Naraingarh will be treated at the plant. As per the NGT guidelines, the legacy waste (old waste) needs to be treated by April 7, 2021, for which a plan was chalked out and a project worth Rs 35.73 crore was prepared. The administrative approval to which was given by the state government on September 29."

Bio-remediation is a way to manage or degrade garbage. The machine crushes garbage and segregates waste from it, after bio-treatment, garbage can be used as manure in fields and plastic can be recycled. It is an eco-friendly and cost-effective method.



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