Mysuru to have two new waste treatment plants

Picture credit: Philip Cohen, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Karnataka government will soon set up waste treatment plants at Kesare and Rayanakere on the  outskirts of Mysuru.

The Mysuru City Corporation commissioner Gurudatta Hegde said the government has sanctioned Rs 41 crore to set up compost plants after approving the projects. The MCC has initiated the process to establish a plant at Rayanakere with a capacity of 150 tonnes and another at Kesare with a capacity of 250 tonnes.

The civic body had sent a proposal to the government to establish waste to energy plants at the combined cost of Rs 150 crore. However, the MCC received approvals to set up only waste to compost plants due to financial constraints.

“Of the 550 tonnes of waste generated in the city every day, some 200 tonnes is treated at a solid waste management plant at Sewage Farm located in Vidyaranyapuram while some 5% is treated at seven zero waste management centers in different parts of the city. Setting up of two more plants will provide a scientific solution to garbage piling up at the Vidyaranyapuram plant,” he informed The Times of India. 

Picture Credit: Philip Cohen, Food-scraps-compost, CC BY 2.0

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