Hyderabad: Telangana gets its first-ever construction and demolition (D) recycling plant at Jeedimetla, located on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The average re-cycling capacity of this plant is around 500 tonnes per day making it the largest in South India and second in India. The move comes after years of planning by the municipal body.

Interestingly the by-products generated out of the waste will be utilized for non-structural purposes such as footpaths and sub-base.

The city is the 5th city in the country after New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vizag to have its own debris recycling plant. "The process followed is scientific as per the C & D waste management rules and adopted a wet process to prevent dust pollution and it will be operated under a shed," officials said.

Land measuring 15 acres in Jeedimeetla has been allocated for the construction and demolition shed. Concrete waste generated out of construction and dumped on city roads will be transported to this plant for recycling.

As part of the drive to keep Hyderabad clean, about 13.14 lakh metric tons of debris (construction waste) was collected from across the twin cities and transported to the four designated points at Jeedimetla, Fathullaguda, Kothwalguda and Jawaharnagar. This includes the waste generated out of the secretariat demolition (1.14 lakh metric tons)

Of the total waste, about 65,000 MT of debris has been processed through scientific disposal at the Jeedimetla plant. "For individuals wanting to dispose of waste, the municipal body has set up a payment system. Citizens can pay Rs 342 MT of C & D waste for scientific disposal through the plant. Also they have the facility to transport on their own conveyance by paying Rs 85. 50 per MT".

The second plant of capacity 500 TPD is likely to be operational by January 2021 at Fathullaguda and two more plants are likely to be established, the officials said.

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