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PBMC to set up Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant at Brookshabad

Port Blair ,

The Port Blair City under Smart City Mission has proposed a 4.2 KLD Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant  at Brookshabad. It is to mention that the above work has been awarded to the cost of Rs. 2.09 Cr. and will be operationalized in another six months'  time.     At present, the household disposal is carried out through cesspool emptier and disposed at the landfill site through Deep Row Trenching System. In order to complete the sanitization value chain and thus to improve the living standards of Port Blair citizens, a 42 KLD FSTP has been proposed.    Further, to address the Faecal Sludge Management, PBMC has prepared a draft Faecal Sludge Management System Policy and will be published for claims and objection by August end after vetting from the National Institute of Urban Affairs. The salient features of FSMS Policy are registration of desludging operators, scheduled cleaning of septic tanks, stern action against open discharger's and unscientific septic tank construction etc.     Once the FSTP is operationalized, it will not only process Feacal Sludge but also generate bi-products such as treated water approximately 30 KLD per day and raw dust manure.    It is worth  mentioning that the plant will be operationalized on self-sustainable basis after completion of 3 years operational and maintenance period, a press release from the Secretary, PBMC said.