VIJAYAWADA: In a bid to overcome garbage menace, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) has decided to adopt biomining for disposing 2.5 lakh tonnes of waste that has been accumulating over the past few years at the 30-acre dumping yard in Ajit Singh Nagar. At Swachhta Hi Seva programme held in the city, VMC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kumbakonam-based Zigma Global Environ Solutions Limited in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The firm will start its operation after the foundation stone is laid by Information Technology and Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh at the Excel Plant on Thursday.
Municipal Corporation Commissioner J Nivas on Wednesday inspected the arrangements for the conduct of the public meetings to be held at Makineni Basavapunnaiah Stadium in Ajit Singh Nagar which will be presided by Nara Lokesh. “Biomining is a popular solution for huge landfills. It is a near-zero emission process where dump hills can be cleared in a way as if they never existed,’’ said Nivas.
The civic body chief said that a set of machinery would be set up near the garbage hill to segregate combustible and noncombustible materials with an automatic machine.
Waste would be segregated by a machine and combustible materials like plastic and wood would be sent to cement factories to be used as an alternate fuel. Non-combustible materials like sand, soil and other degraded food waste would be dumped again in the given land as they could easily decay and maintain the carbon content, he added. VMC chief engineer P Adiseshu, health officer Dr Babu Srinivasan and other officials accompanied Nivas on his visit.
How will the process work?
Combustible materials would be sent to cement factories to be used as an alternate fuel. Non-combustible materials would be dumped again in the given land as they will easily decay