Composting and recycling plants for Coimbatore
PM News Bureau
The Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation hopes to involve private entrepreneurs to deal with the problem of solid waste generated in the city. Presently, about 534 tonnes per day (tpd) of municipal solid waste is generated within the city limits of Coimbatore out of which recyclable waste is 30 tpd, which is dumped in Vellalore compost yard on the outskirts of the city.
In this regard, the corporation plans to set up a waste recycling plant as well as a plant for composting waste on BOT basis by involving private entrepreneurs and companies. The recycling plant will be set up at Ukkadam. Five acres of land will be allotted on lease basis for 25 years. The corporation will ensure regular supply of 30 tonnes of recyclable/non-biodegradable waste per day at the site, at a royalty of Rs 5.50 per tonne.
The corporation is also on the lookout for interested private parties to set up a solid waste treatment plant for segregated, biodegradable municipal solid waste into organic manure at Vellalore compost yard. Land measuring 15 acres will be allotted on lease basis for a 25 years. The corporation will ensure regular supply of 50 tonnes of biodegradable garbage per day at the site, at a royalty of Rs 5.50 per tonne. This can be expanded to 100 tpd later.
Both the projects are expected to be completed in four months from the date of acquisition of site. The corporation will hand over the land in its present condition to the entrepreneur/company on as is where is basis. The entire expense for internal approaches, sheds, electrification, platforms, drainage and plumbing etc., within the site will have to be borne by the entrepreneur. The corporation will provide water free of cost. Necessary statutory clearances, including that of pollution control board, will be obtained by the successful bidder. The corporation has invited request for qualification for both the projects.
Contact: Commissioner, Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation, Coimbatore. Tel: 0422-2390261; Fax: 0422-2390167
[11 July 2005]