Eco Health Centre (EHC)
A conceptual project for the Solid Waste Management at Vadavathur, Vijayapuram Panchayat, Kottayam
PROJECT AT A GLANCE:
a) PROJECT: MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE PROCESSING
b) LOCATION: VADAVATHUR, KOTTAYAM
c) PROMOTER: KOTTAYAM MUNICIPALITY, KOTTAYAM
d) OPERATOR:RAMKY ENVIRO ENGINEERS LTD.,
e) SUB CONTRACTOR: SITCO, KODUNGALLUR
f) CAPACITY: INPUT 30 MT GAEBAGE PER DAY
Dumping of waste is an economic transaction
An asset can be defined as something that is of value to the holder of it. It ceases to be an asset at the point when the holder of it feels it no more valuable and when it so ceases to be an asset, he hurries to dispose it considering it a waste. An individual strives to protect his assets while he throws away the waste. This is the natural course of any transaction.
Waste for someone is Asset for someone
We can now analyze the same in the context of municipal waste. The society comprising numerous entities that dump waste materials, as a whole, dumps a huge bulk of waste which is detrimental to the public health. To protect the public health, the very learned law makers all over the world defined the waste as the asset of Municipalities (refer Sec 330 of Municipal Act, India). This makes the Municipalities feel responsible to protect the waste because waste is their asset.
Asset becomes waste if managed by obsolete technology
The primary responsibility of the Municipality is to recycle the waste and maintain public health. It is the negligence of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation in adopting an updated technology to carry out this primary responsibility of ‘managing waste’ that led to the forced locking down of Vilappilsala waste recycling plant by the public. This is a visible evidence how the public expresses anger when their resilience is tested and such public outbreaks are bound to repeat in other parts of Kerala also if the other corporations or municipalities shows the same negligence.
Our proposal for an updated world class technology
We put forth the proposal of a European standard bioreactor and our APS modules as a solution to the waste recycling management at Kottayam Municipality. The approximate cost @ six hundred lakhs rupees for 30 tonnes. of MSW, We are also prepared to implement the model adopted in the Kodungallur Municipality, if the client feels it suits for Vadavathur.
Please note the amount quoted are based on the assumption that the existing waste recycling buildings, machineries and vehicles at Kottayam can be used for the mentioned projects.
SITCO is a 20 year old private limited company, functioning in the field of manufacturing of Special Purpose machines. We have designed and installed machines for specialized usages for many well known industrial establishments and SSIs. We mainly deal in size reduction machines. Address:
M/s Suntech Industrial Steel CO,
Edavalangu P. O, Thrissur 680671.
2. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE SCENARIO-KOTTAYAM:
The rapid growth of population and urbanization decreases the non renewable resources and disposal of effluent and toxic waste indiscriminately, are the major environmental issues posing threats to the existence of human being (Allen et al; 1997). The most common problems associated with improper management of solid waste include diseases transmission, fire hazards, odor...