Waste management firms only eyeing land in Bangalore, alleges Mayor - The New Indian Express

Waste management firms only eyeing land in Bangalore, alleges Mayor

Published: 31st October 2013 10:31 AM

Last Updated: 31st October 2013 10:31 AM

Mayor B S Sathyanarayana said companies who come forward to set up waste-to-energy plants in Bangalore are more interested in acquiring land than starting their operation.

Bangalore-based Spurthi Industries demonstrated its technology, Alchemy, at Peenya Industrial area on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the event, The Mayor said there are many companies coming forward to set up their plants. “But it looks like most of them are more interested in acquiring land,” he said.

Referring to Hanjer Biotech Energies plant whose waste-to-energy plant is operational at Salem, The Mayor said they were supposed to set up a plant in Subbarayanapalya in Rajarajeshwarinagar.

“We have given land. We have constructed a compound wall as per their requirement. But the company is dilly-dallying on installing machinery. I have directed the officials to issue a final notice to them. If they do not proceed with the work, we will cancel their tender and call for a fresh one,” he said.

Stating that Srinivas Gayathri Resource Recovery, which has been authorised to set up a waste-to-energy plant at Mandur is yet to start work, the Mayor said that the company has assured to start work by December.

The Mayor, however, said the concept of a dumping yard will be removed by next year. “In the next two months, we are laying foundations for at least four waste -to-energy plants including a 250-ton capacity plant at Karnataka Compost Development Corporation and a 1,000-ton plant at Kannahalli in Bangalore North Taluk.”

“These companies will take eight to 12 months to start their operations. Once they are operational, we need not have a dumping yard,” he said.

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