Hyderabad, Apr 20: Five Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) facility proposals were recently cleared by the Andhra Pradesh government, covering 38 municipalities.
In all 62 applications were received towards expression of interest called for comprehensive study, preparation of ISWM plan and detailed project report, design and establishment of composting facilities, processing, transportation of rejects, design and construction of sanitary land fill, maintenance of these facilities by Public Private Partnerships through BoT/BOOT/BOLT in solid waste management in 17 towns in Andhra Pradesh.
The Chief Minister Y S Rajashekhara Reddy yesterday reviewed the activities and progress made in different sectors with concerned senior officials.
Regarding the municipal solid waste management pertaining to the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH), the Chief Minister noted that 10 acres of land is allotted to SELCO-WTE project at Gandhamguda. The plant is designed to produce 210 Tonnes Per Day (TPD) of Refuse Derived Fuel with the corporation delivering 400 TPD of raw garbage to it.
The capital cost of the processing plant is Rs 11.25 crores. The plant, located 55 kms from Hyderabad, has the capacity of generating 6.6 MW. Besides, three waste to energy (WTE) plants has also been cleared by the state technical committee, one at Bibinagar of 8 MW capacity while two others of 6.6 MW capacity. One composting plant (500 MTPD) was also cleared between Bibinagar&Ghatkesar.
The Chief Minister directed to examine the proposals and take a final decision on the Power Purchase Agreement regarding the three pants.
Reviewing the other activities of the MCH, the Chief Minister expressed his happiness at the proposal of the corporation on the latest initiatives taken for improvement of sanitation in the city.
He directed to give more thrust on slum improvements, 24x7 water supply, door-to-door collection and segregation of garbage and proper drainage facilities.