Vasavdatta Cement signs alternative fuel MoU agreement, India

Vasavdatta Cement signs alternative fuel MoU agreement, India
Published: 05 June 2013


Vasavdatta Cement, which operates a cement plant in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka, has signed an agreement with neighbouring Goa's State Pollution Control Board to use plastic waste generated across the state as an alternative fuel.

According to reports by the Economic Times, State Environment Minister Alina Saldanha said after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, that the plastic waste collected from the highways and other internal roads would be baled before being handed over to the company.

Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation, a state run agency, has already taken up the task of collecting waste from the highways, while village panchayats would be asked to clean up their roads. GSPCB Chairman Jose Manuel Noronha said that 150t of waste is already collected from the roadsides.

"Two baling machines have already been installed one each in North and South Goa to treat the plastic before handing it over to the cement company," he said. "The state requires six such machines to bale all its plastic waste," he said.