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Manipur signs MoU with private firm for upgradation of waste management plant

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 23, 2016 12:30 am

IMPHAL, August 22 : Steps are on to materialize the concept and meaning of waste to wealth in Manipur.
As part of the exercise, an understanding has been reached between an Ahmedabad based private company and state government for the upgradation of the upcoming solid waste management plant in the state.

A memorandum of agreement was signed between Manipur government and a private firm IEC-TSL Ingenious Energy LLP, Ahmedabad under public-private-partnership (PPP) mode at Manipur Chief Minister’s Secretariat recently.

The agreement was signed in front of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh between Manipur Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) Director N Gitkumar Singh as well as Additional Secretary (Power) R Sudhan of the Manipur government and Ravi Kalantri, vice-president of IEC-TSL Ingenious Energy LLP.Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Council of Ministers, Secretary MAHUD RK Dinesh and other representatives of IEC-TSL Ingenious Energy LLP were also present in the August 18 function, sources added.

The solid waste management plant which is likely to be commenced by the end of October this year will be upgraded into “Waste to Energy plant”. The upgradation of the plant will be completed within a period of 12-18 months from the date of the commencement of the operation “without any extra investment from the state government”, according to official sources.

It may be mentioned that, with the upgradation, the non-compostable waste of the plant is going to be converted into electric energy at the rate of 1 MW of energy per 60 MT of waste besides conversion of organic waste into compost with a capacity of 100 MT per day.

The energy would be integrated in the Power Grid as the Power department has agreed to purchase the power generated by the Solid Waste Treatment Plant which was established by Manipur government with a project cost of Rs 41 crore 75 lakhs at Lamdeng village near Imphal to safely dispose municipal solid waste by converting into compost.

Imphal Municipal Council has six places where six NGOs have been engaged for daily door-to-door garbage collection. Currently, Imphal generates around 100 MT of solid waste on a daily basis.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 23, 2016 12:30:32 am
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