Tirupur may get power from sludge with aid from Gates Foundation

Tirupur may get power from sludge with aid from Gates Foundation

If everything goes well, the city would in the near future generate electricity from faecal sludge. According to sources, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has approached the Tirupur Corporation to set up a power plant to generate electricity out of septage management.

Having entered an oral agreement with the corporation, the foundation is now surveying households to calculate the raw materials (faecal sludge) they could get. They are expected to prepare a detailed project report soon and submit it before the corporation.

Representatives of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have reportedly told corporation officials that Tirpur was the first city in the state to be approached by them for setting up such a facility.

“The representatives of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation met us three months ago and sought our oral agreement for conducting a survey to find out the feasibility of the project. Only after completing the survey, they can figure out the potential and decide on the size of the plant,” a senior corporation official told TOI. Read More

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