Work on Goa’s second SWM plant to begin at Cocora

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Goa’s second solid waste management plant will be set up across 81,000 square metre of land at Cacora in South Goa. Until recently, the site served as a dumpsite. The waste at the site has been scientifically remediated while extracted Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) have been sent to a cement factory.

The Cacora plant will have a capacity to treat 100 tonnes of garbage per day and will have separate lines for wet and dry waste. The Times of India reports that the plant which is being built at a cost of Rs 174 crore by Vasudha Waste Treatment Pvt Ltd., will be completed in 18 months. The foundation stone for the project will be laid tomorrow by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

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