Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited Hindustan Waste Treatment Pvt Ltd (HWTPL) plant at Saligao. He was accompanied by Goa’s Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Deputy Speaker and director of Goa Solid Waste Corporation (GSWC) Michael Lobo and local MLA and Cabinet Minister Jayesh Salgonkar.
“It was interesting to visit and know about the Hindustan Waste Treatment Pvt Ltd (HWTPL) plant at Saligao, Goa with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar,” Fadnavis said in a tweet.
“The chief minister of Maharashtra was impressed by the technology used at this plant to treat the garbage and generate electricity without harming the environment. The entire process is scientific,” BJP’s Goa unit spokesman Michael Lobo told PTI on Monday.
The plant began operating last year and receives garbage from various beaches of North Goa. The plant produces manure and electricity from the waste it treats. Plastic are sent for recycling and other waste such as cloth is used as Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) in cement plants in Karnataka.
The plant produces 7,000 kW of electricity everyday. The plant uses 4,000 kW to run its operations while the rest is being supplied to the local grid in Saligao.
“This plant processes 120-180 tonnes of garbage everyday, which is recycled in a scientific way and produces compost and electricity too,” he tweeted further.
“Fadnavis also held a discussion with the officials of HWTPL to understand the technology and expressed his willingness to have similar facilities in his state which is also facing a severe garbage problem,” said Lobo in a PTI report.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Nitin Gadkari have visited the plant in the past and appreciated it. The Goa government is planning to build three more such plants across Goa.