Sunday, August 1, 2010

Brahmapuram waste plant turns profitable

KOCHI: The solid waste treatment plant of the Kochi Corporation at Brahmapuram may bring in additional revenue for the civic body soon.

The plant has started earning revenue through the sale of manure and it will soon be able to generate a considerable amount through sales, said Babu Ambat, executive director of the Centre for Environment and Development (CED).

The plant is expected to produce at least 5,000 tonnes of manure within the next two months from the accumulated garbage and the civic body would get around Rs.1 crore through the sale. The average monthly expenditure for running the plant would come to around Rs. 10 lakh. It has started posting a monthly profit of around Rs. 4 lakh, Mr. Ambat said.

The CED is in charge of the maintenance and management of the Brahmapuram plant, which had developed major technical snags. The agency was also assigned the charge of making the plant operational after the floor where the machinery was installed sank.

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