Kerala: Government approves setting up waste to energy plants

Kerala government led by Pinarayi Vijayan has given sanction to set up centralised solid Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants at Kanjikode in Palakkad and Kannur to Consortium of M/s Organic Recycling Systems Pvt. Ltd, (ORS), Mumbai.

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Each project is expected to cost in the range of Rs 120 crore to Rs 150 crore. In Kanjikode the land was identified and ready to be given to ORS for construction, said Kinfra officials.

The project has been sanctioned on the basis of Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) in Public-Private Partnership mode.

The government has given sanction for these two projects to ORS Mumbai in a Government Order issued on Tuesday. The government has also sanctioned five more such similar projects at Kollam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, and Malappuram.

Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), which is the nodal agency, will facilitate the setting up of WtE plant for processing waste from the district at KIFRA Park at Kanjikode, the order said.

The plant will process daily 200 tonnes of municipal waste into energy, biogas and manure (city compost). The non- organic, combustible content of the waste will be turned into ‘refused derived fuel’ which will be consumed by cement manufacturing and similar companies as per the guidelines of Swachh Bharat Mission.

The 31st meeting of the state-level advisory committee chaired by the chief secretary on Tuesday approved the tipping fee for Kannur and Palakkad projects, the order stated. The project is scheduled to be completed within 18 months.

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