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A2Z Infrastructure will set-up the largest integrated project in Asia for Municipal Solid Waste management at Kanpur

13 Aug

Kanpur Municipal Corporation, with a view to protect the environment and effective management and disposal of the solid waste, has allotted an end-to-end integrated project to A2Z Infrastructure. Under this mandate A2Z Infrastructure Pvt Ltd – a subsidiary of A2Z Maintenance and Engineering Services Ltd –  will set-up the largest integrated project in Asia for Municipal Solid Waste management for Kanpur city. Earlier in June 2008, Kanpur Municipal Corporation had given mandate to A2Z for processing and disposal of solid waste. Now this mandate has been extended for collection and transport also.

The company announced in a joint press conference organised by the company and the Kanpur Municipal Corporation that it was setting up the first of its kind in India, an integrated solid waste to power project at Kanpur.  Largely the plant will consume the energy obtained from RDF – Refused Derived Fuel. The expectation is that the power plant will be functional by March 2011 and it will have a capacity to produce 15 Mega Watt of Energy.

A2Z Infrastructure will set-up the largest integrated project in Asia for Municipal Solid Waste Management at Kanpur

13 Aug

Kanpur: Date June 8

For the purpose of protection of the environment and effective management and disposal of the solid waste, Kanpur Municipal Corporation has allotted an end-to-end integrated project to A2Z Infrastructure. Under this mandate a subsidiary of A2Z Maintenance and Engineering Services Ltd – A2Z Infrastructure Pvt Ltd – will set-up the largest integrated project in Asia for Municipal Solid Waste management for Kanpur city. Kanpur Municipal Corporation had given mandate to A2Z for processing and disposal of solid waste earlier in June 2008. Now this mandate is extended to cover collection and transport also.

At the joint press conference organised by the company and the Kanpur Municipal Corporation, the company announced that it was setting up the first in India, an integrated solid waste to power project at Kanpur.  The energy will be obtained from RDF – Refuse Derived Fuel for consumption of the plant. It is expected that the power plant will be operative by March 2011 and it will have a capacity to produce 15 MW of Energy. The company has plans to sell this electricity to the state, as well as on commercial basis.

The company promises that the electricity produced will be completely indigenous and the technology to be used for RDF is organic in nature. RDF is the best substitute for coal and produces less pollution than coal. Mr R Vikram Singh, the municipal commissioner of Kanpur city said on this occasion that he was proud of the fact that Kanpur occupies a place amongst the top 10 most sanitised cities in the country as per the Ministry of Urban Development. He believed that in coming year Kanpur will be at the top amongst the cleanest cities in the country.  He complimented A2Z company and reminded the residents of Kanpur city that their attitude toward cleanliness should change now wherein the technical revolution brought in by the A2Z company is properly utilised.

A2Z Infrastructure had earlier done processing and disposal of the solid waste in October 2009. Currently, 1,500 MT of Municipal solid waste generated daily by city population of 31,16,263 is processed by the company. By eliminating the production of Methane gas at the land-fill site this project has substantially contributed to the reduction of Green House Gas Pollution.

The entire project complies with the strict norms of the Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation. The project is the only integrated resource recovery facility and possesses diverse portfolio of derivatives from the waste. The company produces 150 MT of compost daily from the municipal solid waste under the brand name Vasundhara. The leading MSW player in the country produces the largest quantity of compost from the solid waste. The quality of the compost produced is as per the standards set by FCO (Fertiliser Control Order) Amendment 2009 and this is the only Govt certified compost in the country. The company has plans to produce 300 MT of compost everyday by August 2010.  UP Water Board C & DS Project Manager Shri R N Goyal who allocates the MSW projects and keeps an eye on these projects in UP state, has said that the Kanpur MSW project has made commendable progress and other ULBS projects in the country will follow this.

Dr Rajnish Mehra the CEO of A2Z Infrastructure Ltd mentioned that India produces 142,000 MT of municipal solid waste everyday and it is growing at the rate of 5% per annum. The company has a portfolio of Kanpur, Indore, Patna, Varanasi, Meerut etc cities where 6,000 MT of municipal solid waste is processed every day. The Govt of India has announced the National Urban Sanitation Policy to ensure that all the cities and villages remain healthier. The Govt has included 100% urban sanitation in its 11th Five Years Plan. The target is to ensure 100% of the urban population can access safe sanitation facility by 2012. We expect the Govt to offer us support towards that.

A2Z Infrastructure Ltd, in association with Kanpur Municipal Corporation has organised the World Environment Day on June 5, 2010. The company will distribute plants in the entire city to the people of Kanpur through 100 mini-trucks. The company will ask questions about the environment and also distribute gifts to people. The regional divisional commissioner Mr Amit Ghosh will show green flag to these efforts.

In a report produced by the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India  during 2009-10 on sanitation, Kanpur occupies the 10th place amongst 423 cities in India.  A2Z Infrastructure Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of A2Z Maintenance and Engineering Services Ltd. It aims to protect the environment keeping its business interests in Municipal Solid Waste management, Sewage Treatment, Power generation from Municipal Solid Waste, Renewable Energy and co-generation etc. It is pioneer in the development of the concept of Integrated Resource Recovery Facility. Currently, it has the portfolio of 6,000 MT per day of solid waste management.

Farmers will get freedom from chemical fertilizers.

13 Aug

Kanpur City Corporation will use 1500 metric tons of garbage to make manure. By this, not only garbage disposal problem is reduced but farmers will also be freed from chemical fertilizers. To implement this officially, a meeting headed by City Commissioner R. Vikram Singh took place, in which apart from City Commissioner, other prominent persons were R.N. Goyal of PMC&DS Water Corporation and Rajneesh Mehra and Amit Agarwal, CEO of Water Harvester.

Minimum 5 trees will be planted in each ward

13 Aug

Resolution of City Corporation on The Environment Day

NCC Cadets taking out an awareness rally on The Environment Day and Bharatiya Dalit Panther President Dhanirao Baudh and RSP President Chowdhary Ziaul Islam, planting trees.

Kanpur, 5 June:

To make the city pollution free, today on the occasion of The Environment day, in Tulasi Upavan, Motijheel, Kanpur City Commissioner R. Vikram Singh appealed to the people to render special efforts to protect environment by planting trees,.

Today, he flagged off by showing the green flag to the mini trucks of pollution eradicating company A2Z Infrastructure for  the puirpose of distributing plants for tree plantation in all 110 wards,.

Through this company and eeforts of the city Corporation, tree planting work will be carried out, wherein minimum 5 trees will be planted in each ward. Dr Rajnish Mehra of the company siad that National Urban Health Policies are framed to make Indian Cities and towns, healthy with good environment and livable. In the 11th Five Year Plan, it is intended to make Cities hundred percent clean.

By making people aware through tree plantation by A2Z mini trucks, a programme of question and answer pertaining to Environment will also be organized, and prizes will be distributed to the persons who give correct answer. On this occasiio all the employees of the company and City Corporation were present. On the other hand, Environment related many different programmes were organized by various organizations, wherein Panchayat Raj Seva Parishad, Kanpur (UP), conducted one day zonal workshop on ‘Save Ganga’ and water conservation with Leaders, Priests, Boatmen, Fishermen and Divers, where it was decided to take care of conservation of rivers, lakes and ponds. On the eoccasion of World Environment Day, planting a Neem tree in Jawahar Nagar, a seminar was organized through Environment Protection Agency and Vishwa Bharati Development Agency. By planting a Tulsi plant, Dr. Hemanth Mohan inaugurated the seminar. Talking in the seminar, the seminar President Krishna Dixit (BadeJi) told that by celebrating Environment day all over the world,  people will take oath to stop pollution on this Environment Day, but the way the enviroment is polluted, it is necessary to observe Environment Day, every day.

Yogacharya Jyoti Baba of Yog Jyoti India, presented the play “Pranayama Kelkahoi” and hailed Environmental protection and awareness amongst people. On this Environment day, a seminar on Environment was organized by Merchant Chamber.

Dhaniram Baudh of Bharatiya Dalit Panther and National President of Rashtriya Samajwadi Party Chodhary Ziaul Islam, organized a seminar in Makarrabatganj Settlement Park, by planting a tree, where, tips to save environment were shared. On the occasion of Environment day organized by Social welfare Department, Dhaniram Baudh honored the famous social worker and Parashuram Foundation President Shri B.N. Sharma, by giving a cheque for `11,000.

A2Z plans 500-Mw power plant for municipal waste

13 Aug

Unwasted Power: The Kanpur Way

13 Aug

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

Solid waste management project awarded

18 Jun

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