Odisha Sun Times Business Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 26:
In a significant step towards decentralized waste treatment in the plant area, the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department of the Sesa Sterlite Ltd has set up a biogas plant at Lanjigarh in Odisha’s Kalahandi district.
The plant, built at a cost of Rs 60 lakh, has a capacity to process three tonnes of waste daily.
As per a waste management study, around 640 kgs of kitchen waste from the mid-day meal (MDM) centralized kitchen is being used to generate biogas. Besides, wastes from colony households are also being collected.
The plant can generate 75 cubic metres of high quality cooking gas daily. The gas is being used in the MDM centre for 18000 students in Lanjigarh Block.
One of the major benefits of the plant is that the residual solid matters, which are high quality organic manure, could be put to use as fertilizer in the Staff Colony and community towards creating greenery.
The commissioning of the plant would not only replace the need for three LPG gas cylinders per day, but would also obviate the need for disposable wastes, a release by the company said.