Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL), a city-based comprehensive environment management services provider, on Wednesday launched Chhattisgarh’s largest solid waste management plant which can manage 700 tons of waste per day in Raipur.
Chief Minister of the state Bhupesh Bhagel inaugurated the plant through video-conferencing, a press release from REEL said. Under a 15-year contract between the Municipal Corporation of Raipur and Delhi MSW Solution Limited (a Ramky company), the treatment plant, spread across 67 acres, was set up in Sakri, a district, 15 km north of Raipur city. The company has also built a processing plant and scientific landfill at the location and Ramky is currently operating on PPP (PublicPrivate Partnership) model. The total project cost is Rs 197 crore, of which Rs 127 crore has been used in setting up the processing plant, the release said. Joint Managing Director of REEL Massood Mallick said, we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of Ramkys largest plant in the state of Chhattisgarh that has the capacity of managing 700-1,000 tons of waste per day.
This facility marks as a milestone in the progress of Chhattisgarh as it holds the potential to be the state’s first waste-to-power generation plant. Raipur Mayor Aijaz Dhebar said, we are delighted to have witnessed the inauguration of Chhattisgarh’s largest solid waste management plant particularly when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and its impact on human health plus the economy is intensifying with every passing day.” Companies like Ramky Enviro play a key role in ensuring maximum hygiene, he added.