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The Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has agreed to build two new biomethanation units with a capacity of treating 5 tonnes of waste per day in order to alleviate the city’s solid waste management crisis.
Work orders will be sent to the project’s contractors soon as the department of urban development approves them.
The efficacy of the first biomethanation plant had previously been questioned after it was discovered to be operating below its optimum capacity due to the Margao municipality’s inability to produce the required quantity of garbage for the plant to operate at its designed capacity of 5 tpd (tonnes per day).
The SGPDA market parking lot and the wholesale fish market have been selected as potential locations for the additional biomethanation plants, reports The Times of India.