- Published: 25 August 2019
An independent director of the Coimbatore Smart City Limited has presented a project idea to the city corporation to set up a waste-to-energy plant to manage solid waste.
At a press interaction on Saturday, independent director G Krithiha said such a plant could be a feasible way to manage solid waste dumped in the city’s dump yard and also to manage the increasing inflow of waste. “I studied the solid waste management in the city and took stock of the number of garbage bins. I also mapped arterial roads and studied how often garbage is being removed,” she said.
Based on her observations, she found that a waste-to-energy plant was a feasible solution for solid waste management in the city, Krithiha said. “I have been interacting with foreign firms to implement the project here. I brought representatives from a Chinese firm to visit the Vellalore dump yard. They inspected the solid waste and said it is suitable for their technology,” she said.
The technology involves burning solid waste and using the heat generated to produce power. “However, when it was implemented in other metro cities in India, it did not sustain due to various reasons. I am trying to address the reasons for the failure and rectify them for implementing it in the city.” Krithiha has presented the idea to the city corporation and is planning to meet officials in Chennai.
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 18.08.2019