Lamp recycling unit to come up near Bangalore

Govt nod to first such facility in India

  
According to the Department of Industries and Commerce, for the first time such a unit is coming up in the country. e-parisara, an eco-friendly recycling unit located in Dobbespet, is executing the project.

The State-Level Single Window Clearance Committee, headed by Minister for Industries and Commerce Murugesh Nirani approved the unit to be set up at a cost of Rs 6.64 crore. The committee has approved to grant three acres of land in Dobbespet through Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board for the unit.

Recycling tube lights and all types of lamps (HID, sodium vapour) has been widely done in the US, UK and many other European countries. P Parthasarathy, promoter of e-parisara, said all these days lamps after use had been thrown in dust bins. “Our unit will crush the lamps and remove metallic elements for re-use. Crushed glass particles will be re-used in glass industry,” he said.

The project promoter is contemplating collection of used lamps from the public, municipal bodies and government offices. However, those who give away the waste will have to pay for it. “In case of other e-wastes, recycling units purchase the waste from the public. Whereas in case of the lamps, the public have to bear the disposing charges. The price chart is being worked out. The amount may be around Rs 10,000 per tonne of waste,” Parthasarathy said. The company has planned to set up the unit with the recycling capacity of one tonne of waste per day. Gradually the unit would be strengthened to recycle two tonnes of waste a day. The unit is expected to generate 106 jobs.

Biogas plant

The committee gave its approval for a biogas based power plant with the capacity of 2 MW in 187 acres of land in Malagoppa village near Ayanur in Shimoga district. It is the first biogas based power plant in the state. M/S Mysore Mercantile, a Bangalore-based company has proposed the project at a cost of Rs 27.50 crore.

Other projects

The committee cleared 39 projects with the total investment of Rs 1,015 crore. The projects cleared include Narayana Netralaya super speciality hospital near BIAL, Devanahalli at a cost of Rs 47 crore and a unit of Reid and Taylor (India) Ltd at Bidadi Industrial Area at a cost of Rs 46 crore.

Highlights

* 39 projects cleared

* Total cost of projects - Rs 1,015 cr

* Employment generation - 15,210

* First biogas power plant to come up in Shimoga

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