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Cuttack station to have bio-gas plant

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: To make the Cuttack railway station blank and eco-friendly, the East Coast Railways (ECoR) will set up an natural waste processing plant at the station by way of February-end. The plant will produce biogas after recycling dumped natural waste.
According to professional sources, Cuttack station generates 800 kg of waste every day. The waste fabrics shall be segregated as biodegradable and non-biodegradable. ECoR will set up plant for bio-degradable waste at the station, while Cuttack Municipal Corporation will raise the non-biodegradable waste.

The plant called Bio Box will have a capability of changing 500 kg of biodegradable waste into bio fuel. It shall be used for power era or cooking at the railway station, mentioned a senior railway officer.

The finish a part of the plant can be used as manure within the lawn near the station. It may also assist in natural farming and develop horticulture plants. This will lead to an odour-free surroundings, mentioned Sambit Sourav Nayak, senior manager, commercial division, ECoR.

The plant shall be built at a cost of Rs 28, 56,000. A private company has been roped in for its upkeep, mentioned Nayak

A equivalent waste treatment plant has been commissioned at Puri coaching depot in November remaining 12 months. This plant produces biogas and is helping in cooking at station’s working room. The manure could also be used within the lawn of the station and its coaching depot, mentioned Braj Mohan Agarwal, divisional railway manager, Khurda Road.

He mentioned coaching depot of Bhubaneswar station will actually have a equivalent more or less plant quickly. “Installation of the challenge is underway. We hope the plant shall be ready by way of finish of February,” he added.

Cuttack station gets four plastic recycling machines. The gadget will overwhelm the plastic bottles. Altogether 120 stainless steel dustbins have been publish at more than a few places within the station to keep the surroundings of the station blank, professional sources mentioned.

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