Kitchen waste producing cooking gas & creating greenery in Lanjigarh.
IndiaCSR News Network
LANJIGARH: In a significant step towards decentralized waste treatment in the Plant area, Sesa Sterlite under it’s HSE department has established an eco friendly unit of Bio Gas at Lanjigarh which is now become fully functional. The plant, with a capacity to process 3 tons of waste daily, is the biggest of its kind and the only one in the District.
It was built at a cost of Rs.60 lakh, which includes operation and maintenance cost for two years. Waste Management is a statutory requirement as per SPCB and MOEF norms. As we are ISO-14001 certified company, waste management and its utilization is very much essential to keep the surroundings neat and clean.
As per the Waste Management Study, around 640 kg/day (along with 3600 lit/day rice slurry) of kitchen waste from MDM centralized kitchen is being used to generate, which shall increase by over next few years. Even the waste from colony households are being collected, which the workers will carry. TERI’s Enhanced Acidification and Machination which has been patented, for treatment of organic solid waste is a ZERO waste technology and not only disposes off the organic waste generated but also converts the waste into fuel energy. Further, the waste residue is used as manure to beautify the landscape gardens within the premises as well as the surrounding.
The plant can generate 75 cubic meter of high quality cooking gas daily .Further the gas is being used in the Mid day meal center which has been providing quality and hygienic food to 18000 students in Lanjigarh Block. The plant was on a trial run for the past three months, and was found to be functioning effectively.
Dr Mukesh Kumar COO & President, Sesa Sterlite said Company has always been trying to create Zero waste Plant, as a result we have set up an eco-friendly system for treatment of waste by decentralization. This will generate cooking gas for local applications in future which can serve the community at a large.
One of the Major benefits of the Plant is that the residual solid matters were high quality organic manure which could be put as Fertilizer in the Staff Colony and community towards creating greenery. The commissioning of the plant is not only to replace the need of 03 LPG gas cylinders per day but also obviate the need of disposable of garbage and hence save the facility from spending on waste Management.