Bill Gates foundation to fund sludge treatment

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 17th May, 2018

This will lead to a saving of Rs 22lakh per year for the civic body towards its power bills. The civic body can earn around Rs one crore from supplying purified water from the plant. After deducting the expenses, the civic body will also get 40 per cent of the surplus amount generated from the sale of water. The foundation had also made a presentation regarding the Omi Processor Plant to process the sludge generated by a STP.According to a proposal prepared for the project by the VMC administration, the plant will use a thermal treatment based technology that is the best globally. Vadodara: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) will fund a project to treat sludge generated by a sewage treatment plant (STP) in the city and generate water and energy from it.The project has been proposed at the Atladara STP of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC).A representative of the BMGF had visited the VMC in February and met senior officials.

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