One of the leading providers of comprehensive environment management services in Asia, Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd (REEL) has launched southern India’s first waste-to-energy plant.
KT Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration & IT of Telangana inaugurated the 19.8 MW capacity plant at Jawaharnagar Waste Management facility. Several dignitaries from the state government and were also present on the occasion.
The foundation stone laying ceremony of another 28 MW waste-to-energy plant proposed to be built by Ramky Enviro’s at the same site was also held on the occasion. The 19.8 MWH plant commissioned on Tuesday consumes about 1200 tonnes per day of (TPD) of refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The proposed 28 MW plant will consume about 1600 TPD and another 15 MWH plant proposed at Dundigal will consume another 900 TPD of RDF. With the establishment of all these plants, Hyderabad’s waste management requirements for the next would be fully augmented for the next five to ten years.
Speaking at the launch, Rao said “The waste to energy plant in Jawahar Nagar, established with our partners Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd is a significant positive step towards a long-term waste management plan for Hyderabad. Once the next 28 MWH plant for which foundation stone is laid today and the leachate treatment plant for Malkaram Lake, for which administrative sanctions are cleared, the agony of the neighbourhood residents will be over.”
He further assured that waste management will be decentralised also through alternate sites to be located in Sangareddy and Medak, thereby significantly improving the situation in Jawahar Nagar. He assured residents of the neighbourhood that the government would stand with them until the issues are fully resolved and also advised Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corp. (GHMC) and Ramky to take up appropriate initiatives to strengthen the schools and hospitals in and around Jawahar Nagar.
Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy, Founder of Ramky Group and Rajya Sabha MP, said, “As one of Asia’s largest Environmental Solutions providers, we are proud to achieve a new milestone with the launch of this new project, the biggest waste-to-energy plant in South India.”
M Goutham Reddy, Managing Director & CEO of Ramky Enviro, said, “With a population of 10 million, the city (Hyderabad) produces 6,000 tonnes of waste daily. The new waste-to-energy plant with an investment of Rs 5 billion will help urban areas get rid of their growing waste problem while generating electricity as a by-product.”
Speaking at the launch, Malla Reddy, Minister for Labour & Employment, Factories, said, “As we commence the operations of this waste to energy plant, I am confident that this will reduce the burden of landfill from the Jawahar Nagar site and put end to the troubles faced by them over the years. I would like to Thank Ramky Enviro for their initiative in delivering sustainable solutions to the people over the years and have requested Ramky Enviro and Ayodhya Rami Reddy to look at supporting the neighbourhood villages with suitable activities.”
Bonthu Ram Mohan, Mayor, Hyderabad, mentioned, “With this plant being operational we will be able to provide a holistic solution to the municipal solid waste, which is collected and transported to Jawahar Nagar daily.”
Ramky Enviro has set up the new facility in collaboration with Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Ltd (TSSPDCL), Telangana Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corp. (GHMC).