Biotech plants to be installed on a wider scale – Dr.Sasi Tharoor, Central Minister.
Dr. Sasi Tharoor was speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the waste treatment electricity generation plant installed in the Parassala market with the technical support of BIOTECH. Dr. Sasi Tharoor has also commented about the efficient functioning of the waste treatment electricity generation plant installed in the Sreekaryam market in the Trivandrum Corporation. He had pointed out that the continuous working of this waste treatment plant for the last 8 years efficiently is itself an example of the good quality of this project. If the installation of the waste treatment plants as in Parassala and Sreekaryam are made on a wider scale, throughout the Trivandrum corporation area, it may be possible to find a lasting solution to the present waste problem. This plant is capable of generating 75 KW of power per day by treating 500 Kg of bio waste. By utilizing this power, apart from operating the different machine parts of the plant, it could be possible to light 100 bulbs installed along the road leading to Parassala junction.
As the operation of this plant for the next 4 years will be under the direct control of BIOTECH, it could be possible to ensure efficient functioning of the plant.
Inaguration of Biotech plant in Kerala Chief Ministers Official residence by the Hon. Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy
The Chief Minister was speaking on the occasion of inaugurating the biowaste treatment biogas plant installed in the Cliff House. The BIOTECH Plant has been designed for producing bio gas and bio manure by treating 5 Kg. of bio waste and 20 – 30 litres of wastewater. By treating this waste by the application of biogas technology, it can be possible to produce 2 Cum of biogas per day which is equal to 1 Kg. of LPG and also about 30 litres of liquid bio manure, which can be used as bio fertilizer in the agriculture garden in the Cliff House. By this, the increase in the cost of cooking gas and the depletion in the quality of vegetables produced by applying chemical fertilizer can simultaneously be over come. The State Government is also ready to provide subsidy to the extent of 75% of the cost of the waste treatment plants. As a result it would be possible for installing domestic waste treatment plants in each family by incurring very low expenditure annually.
The Chief Minister has observed that centralized waste treatment projects can be implemented only after the apprehensions of the people are completely eradicated. He has also pointed out that the main reason to the opposition of the people residing in the neighbourhood of waste treatment plants, is the non functioning of the existing waste treatment plants in an efficient manner. Now that several models which can work in an excellent manner are available, people can be educated if the plants with excellent working are installed. The Chief Minister also pointed out that along with Centralized waste treatment plants, decentralized plants should also be installed in a wider scale; and if bio gas plants are installed in households government will consider the question of granting permission to the local self government institutions for allowing concession in the building tax for such houses.
The Chief Minister has also desired that every one should come forward for installing household biogas plants capable of producing biogas and bio manure by the treatment of bio waste.