Amma Canteen at GH Gets 'Sustainable' Tag
CHENNAI: The Amma canteen at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH), besides being inexpensive and hygienic, has now earned the ‘sustainable’ tag owing to its use of biogas fuel generated through the `2.5-lakh worth of Bio Methanisation Plant which is being operated on a trial basis for the past few weeks at the canteen.
The canteen and its inbuilt biogas plant were inspected on Friday by the Minister for Municipal and Courts and Prison Administration S P Velumani along with the Corporation Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy and the Commissioner-in-charge Vijay Pingale. The Minister further inquired about the quality of service rendered. Apart from the canteen and its storage facilities, the three inspected the upcoming rainwater harvesting plant at South Mint Street.
According to officials, the biogas plant fuelling the canteen is running on a trial basis and can generate upto 2 kg of compost per load. It can process a total of 50 kg of biowaste generated at the canteen while cooking.
Officials further said the large volume of biowaste generated at the canteen is what makes sustainable biogas generation possible.