Berhampur, July 8 (LocalWire): The civic body at Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district will set up a solid waste management plant to produce compost and manure.
MP (Berhampur) Chandra Sekhar Sahu laid the foundation stone for the proposed plant on Sunday.
The plant with a capacity of five metric tonnes will be set up at Ramnagara with a cost of Rs 1.50-crores.
While Rs 60 lakhs will be spent for civil construction of the plant, Rs 90-lakhs will be spent on the operation and maintenance of the plant, said executive officer, Paralakhemundi municipality, Ashok Kumar Rout.
Rout said a tender would be called and a private agency would be selected to set up the solid waste management plant.
The project would be set up with the financial assistance of the state government, municipality and loan from the Odisha urban infrastructure development fund (OUIDF).
National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered for proper processing of the solid waste generated in urban areas.
Rout said they collect around 30 tonnes of garbage daily in the civic body area limits.
After separating the biodegradable materials, the waste will be processed. The plant would be ready in the next four to five months, he added.
Sahu also laid the foundation stone for a new town hall of the civic body with a capacity of around 300 seats.
The town hall would also be set up by the municipality with an outlay of around Rs 3-crore, he added.