Expo On Solid Waste Management Held In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a first of its kind venture to bring in industry players and urban local bodies (ULBs) to one platform and to have a demonstration-based knowledge sharing experience on solid waste management equipment and machinery in Odisha, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today organised a day-long expo at SUDA campus today, on behalf of the Housing and Urban Development Department.

The innovative exposure session at the premises of State Urban Development Authority was aimed at to make all the urban local bodies (ULBs) aware on the methods of processing of wet and dry waste through Micro Composting Centres (MCCs) of 1 to 5 tons per day (TPD) capacity and Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) respectively.

Speaking on the occasion Principal Secretary H&UD Department G. Mathivathanan said “the expo, being a first of its kind in State has provided an interface for the ULBs and the manufacturers and it would help both ways. The national procurement portal Government e-Marketplace (GeM) should also be used by all the ULbs to procure the best suitable machines for them.’’

The Expo included 21 organisations displaying oraganic waste shredders with conveyor belt, compost sieving machine, napkin incinerator, baling unit (for baling of plastic waste up to 20-25 kg bales), battery operated vehicles (tricycle, four-wheeler-Low duty) to negotiate narrow lanes/streets for short distance transportation and segregated of waste.

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