Piravom's solution to waste issues

An eco-friendly waste treatment plant that follows the norms stipulated by the IMA has been set up at Piravom

Published: 10th October 2013 10:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2013 10:12 AM   |  A+A-

The Piravom grama panchayat has set a model on waste management by launching an eco-friendly waste treatment plant at Kanneettumala.

Piravom panchayat president Sabu K Jacob said the plant was set up by taking  into account the instructions of Indian Medical Association (IMA), which is successfully running several eco-friendly waste treatment plants across the state.  “Waste treatment is no more an issue in the panchayat. The plant has got the capacity to incinerate 175 kg wastes per hour, thus we have achieved self-sustenance in waste management. The plant is also capable of treating wastes that would be generated after the local body starts new commercial projects in the area,” he said.

The panchayat president added that the functioning of the plant will not cause any pollution.

“The plant is set up by Thermax, a energy and environment engineering company, following the guidelines of IMA. The plant has also got the certificate of the Pollution Control Board,” he added.

Sabu said the panchayat was taking up new initiatives to better waste management measures. “Now, plastic wastes are a threat to our initiative to make the panchayat free of waste and pollution. We have formed a monitoring committee to observe the usage of plastic in the panchayat and the committee will take stringent action against those who use and sell plastic products less than 30 micron. Awareness classes will also be given to the people to make them aware of the ill effects on environment owing to the usage of plastic,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tripunithura Municipal authorities, who visited the plant at Kanneettumala, have informed that they arelikely to adopt such a plant for their municipality.


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