India’s first-of -its-kind solid waste management facility inaugurated in Goa
The newly constructed solid waste management plant, which is the first of its kind in the country, was inaugurated by Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister for Defence on the occasion of Goa Statehood Day. The ultra-modern waste management plant is based on German technology under the ‘‘Make in India’ programme which is Asia’s biggest and most ambitious project. The treatment facility planned is a state-of-art, modern facility based on the mechanical biological treatment (MBT) process with proper segregation, recovery of recyclables and bio-methanation technology. The waste treatment technologies have been borrowed from different parts of the world. The machinery that has been installed is from Germany and Italy. The new MSW treatment facility was proposed in three sections - Material segregation and recycling centre, treatment of wet fraction via bio-methanation and composting section and land-fill area. The facility will have minimum human intervention, enclosed sheds and computer-controlled equipment for handling different types of input material. Electricity produced in-house from the organic fraction of the waste will be used to power the complete plant operation. Persistently setting new records, Rays Power Infra Pvt Ltd, announced the successful completion of a 10 MW solar PV project, for one of its prestigious clients, Haldiram’s in Telangana. The project PPA signed on March 2015 and commissioned on September 2015, has garnered the reputation of being the fastest project commissioned in the country, delivered seven months ahead of deadline. The project was executed by Rays Power Infra on a turnkey basis, right from land acquisition till commissioning. Furthermore, adding to the singularity of the project, it also marks the entry of Haldiram’s into the power sector with the successful performance ratio of not less than 79%.