Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corp. (GHMC) have announced the launch of new construction & demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant in Jeedimetla, Hyderabad. The Jeedimetla plant is another step in the company’s efforts to help address the low C&D waste recycling rate.
Officially inaugurated on Saturday, the Jeedimetla plant is a state-of-the-art processing facility fully equipped to handle the collection, transportation, processing and management of C&D waste generated in and around Hyderabad. The plant can process up to 500 tonnes of such waste for recycling per day. The plant will operate under a public-private partnership (PPP) model.
The inauguration was presided over by Kalvakuntala Taraka Rama Rao, Telangana's Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, and Information Technology & Communications in the presence of several other dignitaries.
Goutham Reddy, Managing Director & CEO, Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, said, “This new C&D plant, equipped with a processing capacity to handle up to 500 tonnes of waste, will help the city build up its waste recycling capabilities to address the long-standing issue of construction debris dumping on roadsides, open plots and other places. While it will be a relief to the city which will clear a lot of roadside heaps and heaps in parks and open places in the city, it can recycle and recover more than 90 per cent of the materials collected.”
“To improve C&D waste recycling and management in India, our country and its cities will need many more such facilities. Ramky Enviro is committed to working with our partners and the authorities to launch similar plants across the country with the aligned objective of building a clean and green environment with high standards of liveability for generations to come,” Reddy added.
Recent research by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) reveals that India only manages to recover and recycle about 1 per cent of its C&D waste.