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Rajkot Municipal Corporation to generate power from solid waste

According to reports, the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) plans to generate the power from its municipal solid waste at the Nakravadi site on outskirts of the city.

RMC will award the contract to a joint venture of Strot Energy Pvt Ltd and Rochem Separation Systems (India) Private Ltd.

The solid waste processing plant has been closed at Nakravadi site and it is dumping unprocessed waste at the site. Villagers have been protesting against the pollution caused due to the municipal solid wastes.

“The standing committee has approved the proposal to award the contract to Strot Energy -Rochem Separation Systems for solid waste processing and energy generation from it. RMC would provide land with token price of Rs 1 per square metre. It will require only 10 acre land,” Ajay Bhadoo, municipal commissioner, said.

Bhadoo said that the plant will have capacity of 1.30 lakh metric tonnes of solid waste processing using pyrolysis gasification technology.

“Moreover, RMC will get Rs 8 per metric tonnes of solid waste as royalty. This is a proven technology and it is being implemented in other cities of the country as well. The rejection ratio of this processing technology is just 15 per cent which will go to landfill site,” Bhadoo added.

RMC officials said that agency would generate power four mega watts per day with processing two tonnes of solid wastes.

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