GUNTUR: In what could be a big achievement, Guntur Municipal Corporation (GMC) has bagged the prestigious Skoch platinum award for converting plastic waste into synthetic fuel. GMC is first to bag the award from south India. Jury of the awards panel declared Platinum Award to GMC commissioner C Anuradha for her novel initiative on making green fuels. Guntur (AP), Khagaria (Bihar) and Pune (Maharashtra) are the only three cities that bagged platinum award from among 1,000 contesting cities from across the country.
GMC special officer and district collector Samuel Anand Kumar congratulated the municipal commissioner Anuradha on winning the award. The commissioner said that it was a great honour for them to clinch the platinum award. “It is a special moment for us as GMC is one of three civic bodies to win the platinum award in the country,” said Anuradha.
She said that the plastic waste to fuel plant set up in KVP colony in the city is yielding good results. She said that they were producing nearly 230 litres of synthetic fuel per day with about 500kg of plastic waste and utilizing it for the GMC vehicles. She said that they were working overtime to improve their ranking in the Swachh Sarvekshan during the next edition competition. She thanked all the officials who worked hard and helped them win the award.