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Civic body plans to revive bio-methanisation plants

  • 09/01/2019
  • Plans of the BBMP to decentralise waste processing has so far been on snooze mode, with nearly all 13 bio-methanisation plants, five organic waste converters and eight leaf cutter and shredder plants gathering dust over the past several months.
  • The civic body is now planning to revive the bio-methanisation plants, which were set up in different parts of the city between April 2014 and July 2015. The plants, each with a five-tonne capacity, were set up with the objective of processing organic waste and using electricity generated from biogas to power streetlights.
  • The National Green Tribunal’s Southern Regional Monitoring Committee suggested to the BBMP to decentralise processing of solid waste by setting up small-scale processing units.