In an endeavour to protect and preserve the green cover of northeastern state of Manipur, a solid waste treatment plant has been set up at Lamdeng at Lamdeng in Imphal West.
The plant, set up under a state government initiative, is helping the state manage solid and industrial waste. The operations of the plant, which will treat, process, recycle and disposing solid waste of Imphal, has been handed to a private agency Eco Care Private Limited.
The plant has been functioning under the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) model.
Imphal produces 120 tonnes of waste per day and a number of processes are involved in effectively managing this waste. It includes monitoring, collection, transport, processing, recycling and disposal. Moreover, the end product that is recovered from the waste in the treatment plant is quality oriented bio composes which can be used as manure by farmers.
The treatment plant is spread across an area of 12 acres. The entire process of waste management includes usage of machinery like the JCB’s, tractors and processing and refining machines. This venture has also helped generate employment opportunities for many in the city. Currently, the plant employs 19 people.
The treatment plant was constructed at a cost of Rs. 4,175 crore and in near future the plant is coming up with a power plant with a target of 1 Megawatt of power by using gas fire.