Kerala PCB disagrees with Kochi Corporation on anaerobic digesters

Kerala’s State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has rejected the Kochi Corporation’s position that setting up anaerobic digesters to treat solid waste lying at Brahmapuram was not practical. The Board has directed the civic body to install the facility without delay.

The Hindu reports that according to senior Board officials, the anaerobic digesters can be advantageously used to treat solid waste. It will help in reducing the quantity of waste considerably till the waste-to-energy plant turns a reality.

The inspections carried out by board officials at Brahmapuram had found that a lot of its directives were not implemented. It said that the quantity of city compost produced out of biodegradable waste dumped at the site was marginal compared to the daily waste collected by the Corporation.

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