Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL) has launched what it touts to be Chhattisgarh’s largest solid waste management plant with a capacity of managing 700 tons of waste per day in Raipur. The plant was inaugurated by Shri Bhupesh Bhagel, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. The entire event was commemorated through video conferencing.
The ceremony was also addressed by Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development Department, Govt of Chhattisgarh’s Shri Shiv Kumar Daharia, Hon’ble Mayor Mr. Aijaz Dhebar and Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Municipal Commissioner of Raipur.
As per a 15-year contract between the Municipal Corporation of Raipur and Delhi MSW Solution Limited (A Ramky Company), the treatment plant has been set up in Sakri, a district located at 15 km North of Raipur city.
The plant is spread across 67 acres of land. The company has also built a processing plant and scientific landfill at the location and Ramky is currently operating as per PPP (Public Private Partnership) model. The total project cost is INR 197 crores, of which INR 127 crores has been used in setting up the processing plant.
Raipur being the capital of Chhattisgarh has a diverse population of 17 Lakhs and experienced immense growth in recent times. This growth, in turn, has created room for the establishment of a centralized mechanism that would enable a door to door waste collection and Solid Waste Management. Additionally, in the ongoing event of the global pandemic, waste management holds the utmost significance.
It is highly imperative that bio-medical waste is being handled by professionals especially in today’s times where the nation is battling COVID-19, a highly contagious viral disease. Ramky Enviro, a stalwart in waste management services is facilitating the same by providing state-of-the-art facilities PAN India. The company is also actively and effectively handling bio-medical waste that is generated by hospitals which further helps to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Commenting on the inauguration of the new venture, Masood Mallick, Joint Managing Director of REEL, said, “We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of Ramky’s largest plant in the State of Chhattisgarh that has the capacity of managing 700 to 1000 tons of waste per day. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Bhupesh Bhagel, CM of Chhattisgarh, The Minister for Urban Development Shiv Kumar Daharia and the Mayor Ajaz Dhebar and the Commissioner Sourabh Kumar, other officials and non-officials of Municipal Corporation of Raipur for their continuous guidance and cooperation in our mission of providing a clean environment to the citizens of our nation.”
“This facility marks as a milestone in the progress trajectory of Chhattisgarh as it holds the potential to be the state’s first waste-to-power generation plant.” He further added.
Speaking about the launch of the new plant, Aijaz Dhebar, Mayor of Raipur 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. We look forward to a successful collaboration that not only provides us with a state-of-the-art solid waste management plant but also holds the potential to enable power generation that can further be utilized for the city of Raipur.”
As per the terms of the agreement, as of today, door to door waste collection, transportation is being done by Ramky Enviro from all 70 wards. In the process, 220 Tata ace vehicles, 29 portable compactors, 6 hook lifters, 4 refuse compactors, 6 tippers, and 2 JCBs have been in use.
All door to door waste arrives at the 16 transfer stations and empty the vehicle in a portable compactor located there. Which are then transported to the processing plant with the help of large hook lifters.