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Hazardous Plants in West Bengal & Assam on the anvil

Written By Gopal Krishna on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 | 1:32 AM

In West Bengal, environmental clearance for the 50 TPD municipal solid waste processing plant by Selco International Limited has been given.

The project proponent made a detailed presentation and indicated that the proposal is for municipal solid waste Processing Plant will be located at Belgachia, Howrah (near Howrah Municipal Corporation MSW Dumping Yard. The area for the Plant will be 10 acres (approx. proposed power plant will be located at Saranga Mauza, Sankrail, Howrah. The area of the Power plant will be 15-20 acres.

Guwahati Municipal Corporation is also going ahead with a waste-to-energy plant. Assam’s first public-private partnership project by selecting the Ramky Group to implement the multi-crore rupee waste-to-energy project. It is Rs 102-crore integrated project for 6MW power plant will be set up at Boragaon, near on Guwahati. Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, a subsidiary company of the Ramky Group, will execute the project. The proposed power plan will be set up within 18 months. Infrastructure Development Corporation of Assam Limited, a joint venture company of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority and the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) managed the bidding process. The government will provide Rs 35 crore, sanctioned under the National Urban Renewal Mission, while the remaining amount will be invested by the Ramky Group. The city generates 400 tonnes of garbage per day. Ramky has already failed in Andhra Pradesh.

In Rajasthan, 33 such projects are proposed. Similar is the case with Maharashtra and Bihar and other states.
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