GUNTUR: Municipal administration and urban development principal secretary Y Srilakshmi has directed the district administration to ensure the completion of Jindal waste to energy plant at the earliest possible.
She expressed serious displeasure at the executives of Jindal firm for not meeting the deadlines despite taking several extensions. She made it clear that no more extensions would be granted for completion of the project. Srilakshmi directed the district collector Samuel Anand Kumar and GMC Commissioner C Anuradha to closely monitor the progress of the plant for its early completion.
Srilakshmi inspected the under construction waste-to-energy plant and fuel from garbage plants in city on Sunday. After going through the presentation made by the Jindal ecopolis, a firm owned by Jindal group, the principal secretary asked them to take effective measures to complete the project as they were already behind the schedule.
Jindal is constructing the project to generate about 15mw of power from 1200 tonnes of garbage collected from Guntur, Vijayawada cities and Tenali, Sattenapalle and Mangalagiri towns on daily basis. The project initiated almost five years ago with a mandate to complete within three years. The project costs around Rs.300 crore. “Completion of Jindal project provides us a big solution for management of garbage in the big cities-Vijayawada and Guntur,” said Srilakshmi. She promised to extend fullest cooperation to the management in completion of the project. She directed the GMC officials to take up plantation in the vicinity of the Jindal project.
Subsequently, Srilakshmi visited waste-to-bio-fuel plant in KVP colony and expressed satisfaction about the functioning of the plant. She directed the plant executives to store the fuel generated from the plant in the underground tank instead of keeping the storage tank in open. She complimented the GMC commissioner Anuradha for the initiate which helped GMC bag the prestigious Skoch platinum medal. Swachandra corporation MD Sampath, special secretary Rammohan, Swachandhra corporation COO Prabhakar, GMC SE Ravikrishna Raju, public health SE Srinivasa Rao, MHO Dr Venkata Ramana were also present.