Construction of Kerala’s first WtE plant begins

Work on Kerala’s first waste-to-energy (WtE) plant at Njeliyanparamba, Kozhikode has begun. The WtE plant is being set up on 12.67 acres of Corporation land by Zonta Infratech Private Limited. The ₹250-crore project is expected to process around 450 tonnes of solid waste and create 6 MW of electricity per day.

Says Zonta Infratech’s Managing Director Mr Raj Kumar, “The proposed waste to energy project at Kozhikode is unique in the sense that it has a bio-gas plant, incineration plant as well as associated infrastructure. The secondary collection and transportation is also within thr purview of this project. Zonta has tied up with global players and accessing latest technologies for this project. Adequate care is given to assess the quality and quantity of waste from the captive area while designing the project. We expect a 24-30 months to complete the project and start the operation.”

The plant will benefit Ramanattukara, Feroke and Koyilandy municipalities, and Olavanna, Kunnamangalam and Kadalundi panchayats besides the Kozhikode Corporation. 

The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) is the nodal agency for the project and a special purpose vehicle named Malabar Waste Management Private Limited has been formed to carry out the project.

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