Ray of Hope

14 Jul

Kanpur (June, 4): Country’s first solid waste power project is going to be setup in the city that is facing power crisis. The Municipal Corporation has entrusted the responsibility of Asia’s largest integrated municipal solid waste management project to A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services Limited.

Company’s representative Vartika Jain stated on Friday that effluent refuse and garbage is converted into many valuable items in the plant. 150 tons compost manure is being produced from solid waste which is being sold under name of Vasundhara in the market. Municipal Commissioner R Vikram Singh while expressing happiness at this, revealed that Ministry of Urban Development has ranked the city at 10th position in the matter of sanitation and cleanliness. Our best efforts are to keep the city even cleaner so that our city may be ranked first. The city can be turned clean and green with concerted efforts from one and all. He further told that company will produce electricity from derived fuel from refused solid waste.

  • Country’s first solid waste to power project in Kanpur.
  • 15 MW electricity will be generated using refuse derived fuel.


14 Jul

Madhya Pradesh

2300 Meters installed and review is under progress

  • The first Indian electricity company;
  • Bagged contract for Hundreds of Crore rupees;
  • Monitoring through Computer Lab;
  • No possibility of tampering with meters;
  • Doing away with botheration of taking monthly reading of meters.

With the aim of tightening the noose over the big power consumers through remote metering, Shri Pankaj Agrawal, then CMD of Eastern region Power Distributing Company assigned two plans coded as D -14 and D-12 to the A2Z Company which had claimed that it would increase the revenue earning of the distributing company to the tune of crores of rupees by checking electricity loss up to 6 percent in 19 circles under Jabalpur, Sagar, Reeva regions, due to which the company bagged the contract of hundreds of Crore rupees.

As per the terms of the tender, the distributing company will provide 15 percent amount in advance to A2Z Company for setting up plant and procuring material and the company will be given an amount of approximately Rs 55 Crore for D-12 and Rs 20 Crore for D-14. The Project Manger, Shri Rohit  Noshahri, informed ‘The Look’ that the company will install ‘Air controller Electronic Meter’ in the establishments of  heavy power consuming customers and the meter will be directly connected with the computer control lab of A2Z company. The A2Z lab will monitor the operations of customers’ meters and report the officers of the concerned district in the cases of minor tampering of the meters. At present, 2300 meters have been installed in the industry establishments in Jabalpur region, out of which 150 in Jabalpur city Mandla, 325 in Damoh, Satna 600 and 150 in Jabalpur rural areas. Before installing these meters, minor technical system including service line of consumer premise was strengthened.

According to Project Manager, Shri Rohit, Eastern region power distributing company will monitor the electricity bills of those consumers who are placed under review for 1-2 months. Though the consumers may get agitated with this activity yet power distributing company has awarded the contract to private companies after testifying their infrastructure in order to prevent revenue and transmission losses. Shri Rohit told that where the revenue loss is 60 percent in the feeders under D-12, the engineers of A2Z company are conducting survey there. The service line, construction etc items will be demarked and will be entered as an input for the software and the computer system will identify the problem, whenever it occurs.

The Project Manager also informed ‘The Look’ that A2Z Company will get rid of the botheration of recording the meter reading every month by the Distributing Company.  As the meters will be directly connected with the computer lab of the company, therefore, A2Z Company will automatically record the readings while sitting in their offices and recording will be completed within a week like telecommunication and mobile network companies.

A2Z Company is working in Jammu and Kashmir and Laddakh area. The Project Manager informed that A2Z Company which is worth of Rs 1000 Crore, has obtained order from Haryana Electricity Board also for reviewing  cases after installing 30 meters currently. In India they have emerged as the first company in the power sector which claims to have reduced the distribution and transmission losses of electricity.  A2Z Company is installing the meters after testing them in a testing centre established in Gujarat and through a testing lab of Eastern region power distributing company. Meters are installed outside the premises of the establishments. Shri Rohit while informing ‘The Look’, said that A2Z is endeavoring itself to lay the meter armed cable. The distributing company will procure the same on the requirement of the company and A2Z Company will get the payment only after the clearance certificates are received from the Field Officers.

A2Z is reviewing in the following areas

Jabalpur East               Panda ki Madhiya                   Bhooteshwar – 2

Ghamapur                   Jabalpur South                                    Kakaganj

Dwarkanagar               Tilwara                                    Shastrichowk

Footatal                       Kalimath                                 Gopalganj

Omati                          Bajriya                                     Katra

Hanumantal                 Pipriya                                     Civil Line

Premsagar                    Thakurgram                             Satna City

Pasiyana                      Amkhera                                 South

Bahorgagh                   Jabalpur North                                    Najeerabad

Chandni Chowk          Adhartal – T                            North

Sadar                           Ranjhi Bazar                           Tikuriya Tola

Hathital                       Bajrang Nagar                        City – 1

Gorakhpur                   Sagar city                                City – 2

Jabalpur West              City 1                                      Emergency

Okhari – 4                    Sadar                                       Krishna Nagar

Right Town                 Dharamshri                              Bagha

Look Hindi Monthly – August 2009 Page No. 24

Freedom from Garbage

14 Jul

Kanpur Jagran Correspondent: With commencement of the scheme of picking up garbage from door to door, the city will get rid of garbage on Independence Day. With this 250 garbage bins built in the city will be removed and people will get neat and clean roads.

Under Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Mission Yojna, Noida’s A2Z infrastructure company has built a dumping ground for garbage disposal at Bhausingh Panki amounting to Rs 56 Crore under solid waste management scheme. This company also has door to door garbage picking scheme for the city. Company’s Chief Executive Officer Rakesh Mehra told that garbage will be picked up from door to door from 15th of August. Company’s Assistant Vice Chairman Omkar Chaturvedi informed that garbage picking will start even during the pilot period in July. For this purpose, Rs 50 from a house and Rs 30 from a shop, will be charged. In slums, it will accept whatsoever the people give. This will accrue an income of Rs 35 to 40 Crore every year to the municipality. Company will charge the amount from the municipality at the rate of per ton.  Garbage bins will be removed and substations will be built in 6 zones where garbage will be collected.

Manure and Greenery from Garbage

A2Z infrastructure company has started making compost from crore of metric ton garbage dumped at Panki Bhau Singh. The work of manufacturing plastic boards from pan masala pouches is also under progress. 46 hectare land situated at Panki Bhau Singh, is also being developed into green area. A boundary wall is being constructed around the dumping ground and 12 meter road will be made cutting across this dumping ground. Plantation will be grown on the un-disposed waste. Green coal, interlocking tiles, and electricity producing machines will also be installed here.  For this purpose 90% garbage will be used. The remaining garbage will be managed by digging pit in 4 hectare of land first and then two feet layer of soil and then one and half mm thick plastic and soil will be used to cover the garbage.

Pledge: Young lady gives message that greenery is the way otherwise town is full of garbage piles and poisonous smokes. In this polluted town, even the Ganges is not safe from getting dirty and garbage burning fire has scorched the trees. Birds sitting on the trees are thinking that when people will have sense.

This will be managed as under

From each house                                     – Rs 50

From each shop                                         – Rs 30

House                                                                – 6, 50,000

Shop                                                                   – 1, 50,000

Small vehicle to be employed         – 450

Big vehicle to be employed              – 200

Substation                                            – 6

Garbage storage that will be removed- 250

The Waste will be converted into compost from 15th August

14 Jul

How ‘useful’ is waste

The scenario of Kanpur city, which is infamous for pollution in the world, is going to change. The city is going to get rid of the waste. The compost from the garbage under Solid Waste Management Plan is going start from 15th August. On the other hand, Dr Anuradha a resident of MID, Panki has succeeded in manufacturing card board from Cow dung. The material for interior decorating is also proposed to be made from the waste with the name of RDF. A2Z Infrastructure has purchased land at Panki in the city for setting up plant to generate electricity from the waste.

The Waste will be converted into compost from 15th August

Official correspondent


Under JNNURM’s solid waste management, a plant for converting waste into fertilizer is ready to commence in a joint venture of A2Z Infrastructure and Municipal Corporation. The plant will start working to produce compost from waste from 15th August. The plant will also produce RDF that can be used as a fuel.

While informing about this one of its kind unique plan in the city, Mr R Vikram Singh the Municipal Commissioner, Mr Amit Kumar Agrawal the CEO of A2Z infrastructure, Mr Rajnish Mehra Joint MD and CEO of the company, said that the plant located at Panki will dispose of 1700 MT waste generated per day in the city. This type of plant is already working in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and Patna, the capital of Bihar. The problem of waste disposal is solved now in these cities. They informed that the compost ‘Vasundhara’ made from waste is being used by all government companies including Indian Fertilizer Corporation (IFC) and KRIBHKO. The cost of setting up the plant is Rs 100 Crore. The land for the plant was given by Municipality. The plant will be inaugurated on 15th August.

Fuel and Interior Decorating Items also to be made

Not only the fertilizer but fuel also will be produced from the waste. The name of this fuel is RDF. There will no pollution in burning this fuel. This RDF can be used as alternative to coal. The decorating items like false ceiling, beading items as well as many other decorating items can be made from the waste.

The bricks will be made from Waste

A plant has been set up to give a new look to even the waste. It is informed that the city produces 200 MT concrete waste every day which can be converted into molded bricks. It is good looking. Stronger than bricks made from soil. Brick production will start from this month.

Door-to-Door wastes collection

A2Z infrastructure will start collecting waste in the city from 15th August.  For this purpose, door to door waste collection will be done. The company is deploying 1500 employees for this purpose. Each employee will collect the waste from 400 houses. The company has also arranged vehicles for transporting the waste.

Paper to be made from Cow dung

Kanpur: Dr Anuradha of MID Panki has made card board from cow dung. After obtaining doctorate degree from Andhra University in Economics of Education, Dr. Anuradha said that cow dung has fiber and it is used with chemicals and other materials to make paper.

15000 Unit Electricity Per Hour To Be generated From Waste

A2Z Infrastructure has procured land in Panki for setting up plant to generate electricity from waste and machines are being installed there. If everything moves at this speed, the company claims that 15 MW (Fifteen thousand units) electricity will be generated per day from 31st March 2011. After this, the capacity of power generation from this very plant will be enhanced to 30 MW within a year.

The CEO of the company, Amit Kumar agrawal while talking to reporters, informed that the company has procured land in Panki separately for this purpose. The plant will generate 15 MW electricity in the beginning. RDF made from waste will be used as fuel to generate electricity. 200 MT RDF will be consumed daily. He also informed that the electricity produced from the plant will be supplied to Northern Grid. Fifteen thousand units electricity will be generated per hour which is sufficient to provide electricity to one lakh households. On the question raised by ‘The Hindustan’, it was informed that the capacity expansion of the plant is on the pipeline. There is enough availability of the waste, so there will be no dearth of fuel RDF which is used in generating electricity. The plant is likely to generate 30 MW electricity by the year 2012. The company will start using even the liquid waste for making compost and other items in near future.

Jabalpur on top in recovery of arrears worth Rs 16 Crore

14 Jul

Madhya Pradesh                                                                                                       The Look

  • Eastern Region Power Distributing Company, Jabalpur Division;
  • Division’s significant success in revenue collection.

The Superintendent Engineer of Jabalpur city Division, Shri Ajay Pandey informed ‘The Look’ that there is a decrease in the arrears to the tune of Rs 16 Crore from December 2007 to March 2009. At the time of his resuming office, it was informed that that the amount of arrears was Rs 37 Crore. Within a short period of one year of his taking charge, the arrears are estimated at 33 percent. In other words, the company increased the revenue of the company by recovery of Rs one Crore per month from the arrears. The erstwhile officers had piled up the amount of arrears in the city Division, which is still a burden upon the company. The City Division has set a better record by recovery of 104 percent revenue from April 08 to March 09. The City Division is on the top in recovery of arrears at company level. The Look Bureau has found on verification that in many circles the arrears upto Rs 10 Crore has been waived off. Several Officers have been served Show Cause Notices in connection with the arrears recovery and the Superintendent Engineer of the City Division, Shri Ajay Pandey thanks his subordinate staff for extending co-operation and said that the work of daily reviewing of the cases for recovery was done under his supervision and his first priority is to curtail line losses of the city. The Executive Engineer was empowered with the rights of taking legal actions in this regard.

  • A2Z Company has been given a contract to prevent electricity loss in 25 feeders
  • 5 new call center
  • Recovery of Rs. 24.26 Crore in one year

He gives credit to the cooperation and suggestions given by the four Executive Engineers of the city. Shri Pandey admits the possibility of power theft in several power loss areas of Jabalpur city. He says that the power loss will be reduced after power Thanas are established. However, A2Z Company has been awarded the contract of preventing power loss in 25 feeders. The said company will monitor the consumers in different phases in order to prevent power losses. Next course of action in other feeders will be determined after the success in these 25 feeders. The Superintendent Engineer, Shri Pandey told that the power cut should not be made repeatedly but the instructions from Company’s CMD and the department of Energy have been received with regards to tightening the noose round the consumers involved in power theft. The common consumers should avoid the unnecessary consumption of the electricity and should use electricity in domestic use with caution. Shri Pandey emphasized that the number of domestic consumers are more than the industrial consumers in the city. The work of recovery and preventing the loss is particularly very tedious and needs use of power due to the Muslim dominated areas in the city. The erstwhile Division has endeavored to prevent the loss at the rate of 5 percent per year. The erstwhile Division was on the top by making recovery of Rs 331 L in July, Rs 339 L in August, Rs 320 L in October, Rs 308 L in November, Rs 257 L in September, Rs 274 L in January, Rs 249 L in Feb and Rs 258 L in March. Shri Pandey said that the Western Division has made the recovery of 104 percent to the tune of Rs 6721.73 L from April 08 to March 09, South Division made the recovery of 103 percent to the tune of Rs 4324.77 L, North Division made the recovery of 102.01 percent to the tune of Rs 3221.68 L during the given period and thus maintained top position for Jabalpur City Division in making recovery.

Year East Division West Division North Division South Division
April 07 to March 08 3139.82 L 99.34% 6077.64 L 100.23% 3838.62 L 99.94% 2868.43 L 99.77%
April 08 to March 09 3515.32 L 106.81% 6721.64 L 104.34% 4324.77 L 103.70% 3231.68 L 102.01%

The Look Hindi Monthly – July, 2009 Page No.36

3 Acre of Land required for Disposal of Waste

14 Jul

Kanpur, Private Representative: The Municipal Corporation would require 3 acre of land per month for the disposal of 1500 metric ton solid waste produced per day in the city. This will pollute air, ground water and it will increase pollution. A2Z Company is processing and disposing off the waste through door to door collection and management of solid waste in Panki based plant under Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme sponsored by Central and State governments. The mission of the Group is to create healthy atmosphere in Kanpur and to remove environmental imbalance by encouraging plantation. The Chief of the Group, Shri Amit Mittal said that our aim is to have clean atmosphere and healthy people.

Door to Door Garbage Collection from 15th August

14 Jul

Kanpur: from Independence Day you will be relieved from the tension of removing garbage from your house. Door to Door garbage collection service will start functioning from this day. Production of coal from waste has been started in Solid Waste Management plant based at Panki Bhao Singh. 15,000 units of electricity will be generated per hour in this Power Plant. Construction will begin from the next month for the plant to produce plastic, bricks and tiles.

This was said by the Municipal Commissioner, Shri R. Vikram Singh and CEO of A2Z Company, Shri Amit Agrawal on Friday. They informed the reporters that the bio-compost was being produced since last year from Solid Waste Management Project under JNNURM. The CEO of the company that is setting up this plant – A2Z Infrastructure Private Limited – Shri Amit Agrawal, The Project head, Shri KVS Nair and the Project Manager of Construction Unit C&DS Water Corporation, Shri R.N. Goel claimed that this compost will enhance the fertility of the land which has been reduced by the chemical fertilizers. Whereas, the refuse derived fuel can be used as alternative to coal. It is cheaper than coal, whereas, the heating capacity is higher than coal. The earthquake resistant bricks and tiles will also be produced from this garbage. The plastic waste will be used for making plastic granules and plastic laminates, for which the machines will be installed by the end of August. 25 Acre of land has been separately purchased for the 15 MW power plant. The construction work of the plant will start within 10-15 days. Efforts are being made to generate electricity from the power plant by 31st March next year.

Compost as well as Electricity from Garbage

1 Jul

Compost as well as Electricity from Garbage

• Door to door garbage collection from 15th August.
• The company will generate 15 megawatt electricity from March

Kanpur, 4th June. People cover their mouth with handkerchief as they see the pile of garbage but A 2 Z Company, working with Municipal Corporation, will convert it into compost as well as generate electricity from the same. The company has installed a project with the cost of Rs. 100 Crore. This will be the first project of its own kind in Asia. The company will start door to door collection of garbage from 15th August. For this purpose, 1500 employees have been deployed in 110 wards. The Managing Director and CEO of A2Z Infrastructure Private Limited Company, Dr Rajnish Mehra, while talking to the reporters in a restaurant at Civil Lines, said that the city produces 1500 MT garbage per day and the company has installed a plant on 46 acre of land in Panki for city’s solid waste disposal. The work of producing bio-compost is in full swing and 200 metric ton compost is produced daily in this plant. This acts as rejuvenator for the farms. The target is to increase production to 300 MT per day by August. Refuse derived fuel which can substitute coal, has high heating power though it is less costly. He told that the work of making bricks and tiles from garbage has commenced from this month. Initially the target is to make 50 ton per day. The company is going to produce plastics granules by recycling plastics from August. Shri Mehra informed that land worth several crore of rupees will be saved through smaller land filled scheme. The government constructs buildings by burying garbage. 20 acre land has been procured for setting up power plant. The work has been started. From 31st August, 2010 15 MW electricity will be generated every day from this plant. Municipal Commissioner, Shri R. Vikram Singh informed that it is a great achievement for the city to have first of this kind plant in Asia. Kanpur will soon figure high on the ranking amongst the clean cities. The CEO of the company, Shri KSB Nair and the Project Manager of Water corporation CNDS, Shri RN Goel were also present on this occasion.


Municipal Commissioner, Shri R. Vikram Singh, Dr. Rajnish Mehra, & Sh RN Goel

Hello! Good Morning, have any waste?

25 Jun

A Private company started garbage lifting from ward no. 1 to 9 of the Nutan Rajdhani Anchal area
Rakesh Dhari, Patna

Call bell rings on Saturday morning. As the door is opened, a boy wearing green shirt with yellow colour border, black pant and mud colored shoes is noticed standing outside. Seeing the Landlady of the house the young boy politely says, “Hello! Good morning, waste please”. For a moment it is not believed. The mistress is surprised for a few seconds. Today morning the people of the capital heard and saw which they had not even imagined. The people handed over the garbage of their houses to the young boy. People were in for surprise when the boy said “Thank You” after collecting garbage from their hands.  Their eyes continued to remain glued to the young man who was carrying the garbage.

The resident of Arrah garden road Mrs. Sinha, ran to her bedroom and gave this information to her husband Mr. Ashok Sinha who was sipping tea there. Mr. Sinha came out of the house without worrying about the cold and quickly ran towards the young man who was carrying garbage. After reaching the young man he enquired “Who are you guys?” After greeting him the young man introduced himself, “I work for A2Z Infrastructure Pvt Ltd Company. The municipal corporation has entrusted this company for cleaning the city. We also expect cooperation from you.” Assuring the young man of his full cooperation, Mr. Sinha returned to his home thinking something. Discussions started in the house. This event gave a pleasant surprise to all the residents of the ward no. 1 to 9 of the new capital circle area.

The Awareness Campaign by Jagaran

25 Jun

Kanpur, Private Representative: To make the city lush green and pollution free, Dainik Jagaran will launch a public awareness programme on Saturday the World Environment Day by creating awareness on environment protection and distributing sapling in all the wards of the city During this campaign, the vehicles carrying plants will raise queries about awareness to people and will also distribute gifts.

As part of campaign for awareness among people towards environment protection the Division Commissioner, Shri Amit Ghosh will explain the importance of environment protection and to convey this message to each household he will flag off 50 vehicles from Motijheel based Tulsi Upvan of Municipal Corporation on Saturday at 5 PM.

During this programme  under the joint aegis of Dainik Jagaran, A2Z Infrastructure Company and Municipal Corporation, for every two wards a vehicle will give information on removal of pollution alongwith distribution of plants to the people. In this awareness programme, gifts will also be distributed to people besides having question-answer sessions.

World Environment day

  • Vehicles will distribute Plants as well as gifts in every ward today.
  • 50 vehicles will be flagged off from Motijheel at 5 PM.


The Responsible extended hands

In a press conference organized on the eve of Environment day at a Restaurant in Civil Lines, The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Shri R Vikram Singh said that the resources are available now, and the public cooperation is necessary to keep the city clean. The Joint Managing Director cum CEO of A2Z infrastructure company, Rakesh Mahajan said that shortly the plant at Panaki will commence to produce fertilizer from the waste and to generate plastic. Bricks manufacturing from the waste will commence from this month only. Besides this 15 MW electricity will be generated from the garbage from March 2011