Thursday 27 November 2014

MC Signs MOU with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 27th November:-The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh today signed a memorandum of understanding with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai for setting up of two Nisargruna Bio Gas Plants based on biodegradable waste at Chandigarh. Rajiv Gupta, Joint Commissioner and Subhash Chaudhary, Executive Engineer, Public Health Division No.2 of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh signed the MOU on behalf of Municipal Corporation and Dr. Sharad P. Kale, Scientist signed the MOU on behalf of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.

The MOU was signed in the presence of H.C. Kalyan, Mayor, V.P. Singh, IAS, Commissioner and Finance & Contract Committee members of MC including Pardeep Chhabra, M.P. Kohli, Smt. Rajinder Kaur and other senior officers of MC, Chandigarh.

According to the MOU the two Nisargruna Bio Gas Plants each of 5 t capacity based on biodegradable waste will be set up at Chandigarh at the cost of Rs. 20 lacs per tonne. The MOU was signed after the approval of General House of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.

The first plant will be set up at Industrial area Phase-I as a pilot project. The work will be executed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai as a deposit work of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. The Research Centre will get the work executed from its authorized agency under their supervision and technical guidance as well as engineering wing of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.

After setting up of the plant, the work of operation and maintenance will be taken up under the Atomic Research Centre authority for three years. The plant will get segregated kitchen/organic wet waste from hotels and bio degradable waste from vegetable market. This will lead to methane gas formation which will be further used for generating electricity. The fertilizer generated as residue will be used in horticulture.

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