Bio-methanisation plant inaugurated in Yediyur ward

A bio-methanisation plant to generate electricity from wet waste was inaugurated at the Yediyur ward near South End Circle on Saturday.

The plant has a capacity of converting 5 tonnes of wet waste into electricity. At first, the wet waste is converted into methane and which in turn is generated into electricity. The liquid emitted during the process can be used for fertilisation purposes, said Poornima Ramesh, BBMP member from the ward. She added that they sell it to the farmers.

The electricity generated in the plant will be used for Ambara Chumbana clock tower, badminton academy, and for street lights used in Ranadheera Kanteerava park, Dhanvantari garden and Sanjeevini garden. Poornima said that this will help to cut the electricity bill up to Rs 4 lakh in the ward.

She also said that about 4.5 tonnes of wet waste is generated in a day and it is sent to Kannahalli waste processing plant and Rs 2.5 lakh was being spent for its transportation. This money will be saved as well.

"This is an effort to find a solution to the growing problems of garbage in Bengaluru. I will write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a 30% subsidy to this unit," said Ananthkumar, union minister after inaugurating the unit.

Mayor R Sampath Raj said that this is the first plant which is inaugurated at the ward level and he would plan to install one in his ward.

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