Ramky Enviro inaugurates 19.8-MW waste-to-energy plant in Hyderabad
The new waste-to-energy plant - built with an investment of Rs 5 billion - has been set up in collaboration with Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL), Telangana Pollution Control Board (TSPCB), and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)
Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL), a provider of comprehensive environment management services in India as well as Asia, has launched the first waste-to-energy plant in South India. Ramky Enviro has set up the new facility - built with an investment of Rs 5 billion - in collaboration with Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL), Telangana Pollution Control Board (TSPCB), and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
K T Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration and IT of Telangana as Chief Guest inaugurated the 19.8 MW capacity Waste to Energy Plant at Jawaharnagar Waste Management facility built and operated by Ramky Enviro in the presence of Malla Reddy, Minister for Labour & Employment, Factories; Mekala Kavya, Mayor, Jawaharnagar Municipal Corporation; Dr Bonthu Rammohan, Mayor, Hyderabad from GHMC; Sandeep Kumar Sultania, IAS, Secretary to Energy Department; Neelam Janaiah, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, TSREDCO; Dr Vasam Venkateswarlu, IAS, Collector & District Magistrate, Medchal-Malkajgiri and M Goutham Reddy, MD & CEO of Ramky Enviro; and Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy, Founder of Ramky Group and a Rajya Sabha MP.
The dignitaries also attended the Foundation Stone laying of another 28 MW Waste to Energy Plant proposed to be built by Ramky Enviro’s at the same site. The 19.8 MWH commissioned plant consumes about 1200 Tonnes per day of (TPD) of RDF and the proposed 28 MW plant consumes about 1600 TPD and another 15 MWH plant proposed at Dundigal will consume another 900 TPD of RDF and with the establishment of all these plants, Hyderabad’s waste management requirements for the next 5-10 years would be fully augmented.
Speaking at the launch, K T Rama Rao said, “The Waste to Energy plant in Jawahar Nagar, established with our partners Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited is a significant positive step towards 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 are completed, expected within 24 months, 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 resolve and also advised GHMC and Ramky to take up appropriate initiatives to strengthen the Schools and Hospitals in and around Jawahar nagar”.
Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy commented, “I am delighted and honoured to witness the unveiling of one of the most technologically advanced Waste to Energy projects of the country developed by Ramky Enviro. 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 (WTE) plant in South India. We are thankful to the people of Jawahar Nagar for their cooperation and support and as per request of Hon’ble Minister Mr Malla Reddy and Hon’ble Minister KTR assured to take up strengthening initiatives for Hospitals and Schools in the area in addition to continuing the current activities.”
M Goutham Reddy said, “With a population of 1 crore, the city produces 6000 tonnes of waste daily. The new waste-to-energy plant with an investment of Rs 500 crore will help urban areas get rid of their growing waste problem while generating electricity as a by-product. In a country like India with a population of 130 crore, a sustainable future lies in changing behaviour to reduce the amount of waste produced and working towards a circular economy, where discarded items are increasingly reused and recycled. We are delighted to announce the inauguration of South India`s first waste-to-energy plant which can generate 19.8 MW electricity. The plant is developed in partnership with TSSPDCL, TSPCB, and GHMC, Mr Reddy advised every resident of Hyderabad to perform their duty before questioning the Government and in relation to Waste Management he said that duty was not to litter and to segregate the wastes into Wet and Dry wastes before handing over to the Swachh Autos.”
Malla Reddy said, “I am Extremely happy this plant is established in Jawahar Nagar, and I want to thank the government of Telangana and our partner Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited for making this possible. 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.”
Speaking on the occasion, Bonthu Ram Mohan said, “Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited built this prestigious plant and has fulfilled our honourable CM, KCR and Municipal minister KTR desire of having south India’s largest and technologically advanced Waste to Energy plant in Hyderabad. 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.”