Following the foot steps of Indore city where waste and garbage are converted to bio-CNG, Kochi will soon have a state-of-the-art waste treatment plant to produce bio-CNG (CBG) from waste.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will set up a bio waste treatment plant in the city within a year to produce CNG from it. BPCL has informed the Kerala government that it is ready to set up a CNG waste treatment plant in Kochi within a year.
Minister of Local Self-Government M B Rajesh and Industries Minister P Rajeev held discussions with BPCL on the modalities that need to be finalised for setting up the plant. As per the details, the BPCL authorities had informed that they are ready to set up such a plant which can treat bio waste and generate CNG from it. “BPCL will also undertake the responsibility of project management. The gas produced from the plant will also be used by BPCL. The site for the plant will be found soon and the construction is expected soon,” Rajeev said in a FB post.
The Kerala government has initiated various steps to prevent another Brahmapuram fire incident from happening again. Special squads are working in 13 Municipal Corporations in the district to assess the progress of the Sanitation Waste Management Action Plan implemented by the State Government.
A special action plan has been prepared in the district to streamline the waste management activities and to take immediate short and long term measures for scientific source waste collection and treatment. With BPCL agreeing to set up the treatment plant, Kerala government hopes that the plant will play a crucial role in finding a permanent solution to Kochi’s garbage problem.