Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for 11.5 Mw ‘Waste to Energy (WTE) Project at Bidadi, about 40 km from here.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone from his home office Krishna virtually. The Plant is the first of its kind in the developing countries.
The project, with capital investment of Rs 260 Crore, will consume 600 tonnes of segregated solid waste every day. The project was awarded to M/S ISGEC Heavy Engineering Limited Noida.
The KPCL was mandated by the state government to set up the WTE plant. This will help the BBMP to dispose of 600 tonnes of segregated solid waste per day, which would amount to Rs 25 percent of State Capital’s scientifically mixed waste, he added.
He said the project is jointly financed by the BBMP and KPCL, with equal contribution to the Capital. KPCL will run the plant without any additional financial burden for the BBMP.
The project should be completed by 2022 end this project will not only help BBMP dispose of mixed waste but also save Rs 14 crore revenue, per annum, in terms of avoiding landfill facility cost. He said the state government provided a support fund of Rs 23.3 percent besides 35 percent from the union government.
The project provides job opportunities directly and indirectly and it was also the responsibility of the government to dispose of the waste in a useful manner, he pointed out. (Agency)