Ramky Enviro Engineers and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) announced the launch of a new construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant in Jeedimetla, Hyderabad. The Jeedimetla plant is another step in the company’s efforts to help address the low C&D waste recycling rate of the country.
The Jeedimetla C&D waste recycling plant is a state-of-the-art processing facility fully equipped to handle the collection, transportation, processing and management of C&D waste generated in and around Hyderabad. The plant has the capacity to process up to 500 tonnes of C&D waste for recycling per day. The plant will operate under a public-private partnership model.
The inauguration was presided over by K Taraka Rama Rao (Minister for MA&UD, Industries, and IT & C). Also present were Dr Bonthu Rammohan H.W.Mayor, Hyderabad, and Chamakura Malla Reddy (Minister for Labour & Employment, Factories), Sunkari Raju (Member of Legislative Council), P Mahender Reddy (Member of Legislative Council), KP Vivekananda (MLA, Quthbullapur Assembly Constituency), Manthri Satyanarayana (Corporator, Suraram, Ward No. 129).
Goutham Reddy, MD & CEO, Ramky Enviro Engineers, said: “We are delighted to launch yet another state-of-the-art C&D facility in Hyderabad. This new C&D plant, equipped with a processing capacity to handle up to 500 tonnes of waste, will help the city build up its waste recycling capabilities to address the long-standing issue of construction debris dumping on roadsides, open plots, and other places. While it will be a relief to the city which will clear lot of road side heaps and heaps in parks and open places in the city, it is able to recycle and recover more than 90 per cent of the materials collected. We at Ramky Enviro are proud to partner with GHMC in inaugurating this plant for the city of Hyderabad”
Recent research by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) reveals that India only manages to recover and recycle about 1 per cent of its C&D waste.
“To improve C&D waste recycling and management in India, our country and its cities will need many more such facilities. Ramky Enviro is committed to working with our partners and the authorities to launch similar plants across the country with the aligned objective of building a clean and green environment with high standards of liveability for generations to come,” Reddy added.