CHANDIGARH, APRIL 23
The Haryana Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for setting up Biomethenation Plant in Faridabad. The plant will produce gas and compost from organic waste which will be used in cooking mid-day-meal and in parks.
The MoU with IOC was signed by the officials of Municipal Corporation, Faridabad, Indian Oil Corporation, Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), Eco Green Energy Private Limited and Iskcon in the presence of Industries and Commerce Minister, Mr Vipul Goel at Faridabad today.
Speaking on this occasion, the Minister said that it is a unique intiative of the State government and IOC towards making Faridabad a clean and smart city. The project, which will be set up by IOC at a cost of Rs three crore through Corporate Social Responsibility fund, would be completed by March 2019. Land for this project has been made available by HSVP. The Biomethenation Plant would be handed over to Municipal Corporation, Faridabad after three years.
The plant will produce 18 cyclinder gas every day which will be supplied to Iskcon, the agency engaged in cooking mid-day-meal for 60,000 school children in Faridabad, free of cost. In addition, the plant will also produce about 4 tonnes of compost per day from 5 tonnes organic waste. This compost will be supplied to HSVP for parks.
The Minister said that such kind of initiatives would also be followed by all to save the environment. He also directed the officials of Ecogreen to make necessary arrangements for collection of organic waste after segregation. He also called upon the general public and Residents Welfare Associations to cooperate in collection of organic kitchen waste. He said that Municipal Corporation, HSVP and Ecogreen would also launch an awareness campaign in coming days to bring a big transformation by , the Environment Day.
Those present on this occasion included Director, Indian Oil Resarch and Development Centre, Dr Ram Kumar, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad Ms Suman Bala, Deputy Mayor Mr Manmohan Garg, Advisor, IOC, Mr Ganga Shankar Mishr and officers of HSVP, Ecogreen and Iskcon.