- Nagpur Metro Green Initiative: Installed Bio-Digesters at 3 Metro Stations
- Recycling Unit Saves 900 Litres Water Everyday per Station
Continuing its efforts towards conservation of environment, Nagpur Metro has installed Bio-Digesters at its Metro Stations. This technology helps in recycling of used water for a multiple purposes. Use of recycled water ensures saving of water. The recycled water is used for multiple purposes.
Bio-Digesters have been installed at Khapri, New Airport and Airport South Metro Stations in the city. Is also being installed at other locations. Roughly, 30 to 40 % or 800-900 litres of water is recycled at each station, thus saving on that quantity of water every day. Bio-digester is DRDO patented technology for sewage treatment.
Major highlight of this technology is fact that very less space is required for treatment; it doesn’t need electricity, thus saving on expenses otherwise incurred on power. Secondly, it doesn’t generate any sludge and hence doesn’t have any handling issues. Most important is fact that it attracts lesser capital investment compared to conventional engineering treatments such as Activated Sludge Process.
Additionally, it has better performance compared to septic tank treatment. In scientific terms, it consists of bio-digester tank and a specialised bacterial culture called Anaerobic Microbial Inoculum (AMI). Under controlled anaerobic conditions the specialised bacteria completely degrades the sewage into a gaseous by-product.
Nagpur Metro has adopted above technology for achieving its environmental commitment of Zero Liquid Discharge. It is planned that sewage generated in operational phases would be treated using this technology. An MoU was executed between Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Maha Metro for transfer of this technology.
During the construction phase, bio-digester treated sewage was only used for land discharge based end uses such as dust suppression. Presently it is being used for flushing purposes. The sewage, which has been recycled after treatment has greatly reduced the fresh water demand. It is expected that on account of onsite sewage treatment units, Maha Metro shall reduce around 30 % of fresh water requirement.
The technology would gradually be used in other Metro locations such as stations and depots. Maha Metro has always contributed towards issues related to environment conservation. Installing bio-digesters is one of the major way by which Maha Metro has contributed towards these issues.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”