CM Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates Chhattisgarh’s biggest waste processing setup

Garbage to be utilized for making fertilizers and fuel for cement factories

Raipur: Chhattisgarh’s biggest solid waste processing plant has inaugurated online. The plant, developed at the cost of nearly Rs 127 crore, by Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) at Sakri village on the outskirts of the state capital, inaugurated by chief minister Bhupesh Baghel via video conferencing at his official residence.

At this plant, nearly 500 tons of waste will be disposed-off daily through scientific technique. The total input cost of this project is Rs 197 crore and it will be operated at PPP model.

In this plant, waste will be utilized to manufacture fertilizer and fuel for cement factories. Besides, production of 6MW electricity production is also proposed. RMC and Delhi based MSW Solution Ltd are jointly working on the 15 year long project. 

Under this project, proper arrangement of door-to-door collection, transportation, processing and disposal of waste has been.

During the inaugural programme, the chief minister said that Chhattisgarh’s biggest solid waste management plant is dedicated to people. Chhattisgarh will become the first state of the nation, where 100% of the waste collected in any city is disposed-off through scientific method.

CM Baghel said that every day nearly 1600 tons of waste is disposed-off, through integrated solid waste management system in Raipur and Bilaspur cities of the state under mission clean city and through swachhta didis in remaining urban administration bodies. Fulfilling the vision of ‘Clean Chhattisgarh’, the state government is committed to ensure scientific disposal of waste in all the cities.

He said that during the Corona crisis, state residents, public representatives and workers in villages as well as cities are fulfilling their duties and responsibilities commendably. But the crisis has not come to an end and we should not compromise in taking precautionary measures.

With the arrival of Monsoon, regular cleaning of ditches and drainages is necessary. Under Pauni Pasari Yojana for urban poor, the state government is working towards providing ‘patta’, ownership rights, and regularization of old ‘patta’.

Keeping in view the need of centralized system to maintain cleanliness in the state capital, and in compliance to the solid waste management rule 2016 as well as the instructions of NGT,

On February 22, 2018, RMC and MSW Solution Ltd Delhi signed a contract for implementation of integrated solid waste management scheme to upgrade the cleanliness arrangement in the state capital and started the work from April 14, 2018.  State government has sanctioned Rs 20 crore in a strategic manner.

As per this contract, the Delhi based company would ensure door-to-door collection of waste from each household and commercial organizations, along with transportation, processing and disposal of the garbage. It is the biggest plant of Chhattisgarh, where 500 tons of waste will be disposed-off every day. While, plantation has been done to prevent pollution and establishing the plant will also help in improving the swachhta ranking of Raipur under Swachh Bharat Mission. 

Presently, the company is doing the door-to-door waste collection in all 70 wards with its 220 Tata S vehicles, 29 portable compactor, six hook lifters, four refuse compactors, six tipper, two JCB. All the door-to-door garbage collection vehicles come to nine transfer stations and vacate the vehicle in portable compactor, which are later brought to the processing plant in Sakri with the help of a hook lifter. 

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