The city of Ayodhya has been chosen for a two-year pilot project aimed at producing biodiesel from waste. Belgium-based company Vito is expected to launch the project in Ayodhya soon. The company, which focuses on clean technology and sustainable development, has already started working on the project, according to officials.
Biodiesel project in Ayodhya: Key Points to Note:
- Belgium-based company Vito is set to launch a two-year pilot project aimed at producing biodiesel from waste in Ayodhya, India.
- The project will initially use one tonne of plastic waste to generate biodiesel.
- Vito officials have held meetings with Ayodhya administration officials and organised a workshop for the Ayodhya Municipal Corporation officials.
- The company will use the corporation’s material recovery facility for waste segregation before setting up its own facility.
- Ayodhya was selected for the pilot project due to the expected increase in waste generated by the surge in devotees’ footfall after the opening of the Ram temple in January 2022.
- The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust has estimated a turnout of several lakhs of devotees every month, which will generate more waste and create a major garbage disposal issue for the corporation.