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JUN 12 2018

Firm proposes waste-to-power unit for Belagavi

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Tue 12th JUN 2018


A Mumbai-based company having 20 years experience in solid waste management has shown interest in treating waste from Belagavi and generate power out of it.

Representatives of Variate Consultancy Pvt Ltd, which has a registered office in Pune, held a discussion with mayor Basavaraj Chikkaldinni and Belagavi (North) MLA Anil Benake here on Monday.

The company is engaged in installing waste to energy power plants, bio-mathanation plants, bio-mining, material sorting system and solar power plants. It is working with technical collaboration with Korean company POSH.

Representatives of the company gave a detailed presentation to the Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) authorities about the project. According to the company’s terms, if BCC gives it land and water, it will install a waste-to-energy power plant. BCC need not pay it maintenance cost as it the campany can manage by selling power to Hescom and other interested parties.

According to Benake, the company will be an investor and it will generate revenue by selling power. BCC only needs to provide the required land, treated sewage water, solid waste and transmission lines, he added. Benake said the project will help Belagavi become a garbage yard-free city and truly a smart city.

Besides, the waste would be treated as per pollution control board norms and no obnoxious smell is generated, he added. The MLA said a common meeting will be scheduled for all stakeholders in the coming days to discuss the issue where benefits of the project will be explained and queries will be answered.

Over 200 tonnes of waste is generated in the city every day and its scientific disposal has become a big headache for the BCC. Six years ago, then commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis had prepared a proposal of setting of two dry waste processing units in the city on a private-public-partnership model but the proposal did not materialize.


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