PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that 5 TDP Biomethanation plant will be setup at Sansodo and process will be start from today.
CM Sawant chaired the High Powered Committee meeting on Sonsodo along with Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai and Aleixo Reginaldo.
“A 15 metric tons per day(TPD) Biomethanation waste treatment plant will be set up in first phase, to address the garbage management problem at Sonsodo. The plant will be set up within next one year,” said CM Sawant
He further said that Margao and surrounding areas generate 50 ton waste per day on an average, of which 35 ton is wet waste and 15 ton is dry waste.
“Margao Municipal Council(MMC) will fund and monitor the 15 TPD Waste Mgt project, technical support will be provided by Goa Solid Waste Management Corporation (GSWMC) and Goa State Pollution Control Board(GSPCB) will inspect the execution of the project,” he added
CM further said that MMC will deposit the money with GSWMC and tender will be issued by GSWMC, he added. Once the facilities are in place 10 ton waste that is taken to Saligao waste treatment facility daily will also be treated at the Sonsodo plant.
State government plans to set up a proper Solid Waste Management (SWM) plant there to manage the garbage generated in the Margao municipal areas and surrounding areas.
The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) which is executing the works is of the opinion that after completing the bioremediation of the pending legacy dump, the Refuse-Derived fuel (RDF) generated from the process would be transported to the cement factory or used for land filling by the contractor.
Following the incidents of fire, the government gave serious thought to clear the legacy dump through the Goa Waste Management Corporation. Earlier, various methods were used to clear the garbage dump including the anaerobic composting technique.
Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco said that people of Curtorim and surrounding areas are worried about the flow of leachate from Sonsoddo garbage dump, which happens even in the non-monsoon months, making its way onto the adjacent road and into the fields, thereby becoming a health hazard to the farmers and a nuisance to commuters and people living in the area.