The program is launched by Chief Minister Shri. Edapaddi K. Palaniswami
The project will generate direct employment for over 4000 people, with a major focus on women empowerment and inclusion of informal groups
Ramky Enviro will manage the new, state-of-the-art waste collection system for a period of seven years
The program will cover 4 zones in Chennai: Zone 1 – Thiruvathayur, Zone 2 – Manali, Zone 3 – Madhavaram, and Zone 7 – Ambatur
February 2021, Chennai: Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL), a leading player in the comprehensive environment management sector in Asia, has entered into a seven-year contract with the Greater Chennai Corporation to design and implement a state-of-the-art, IOT enabled solid waste collection program. Ramky will cover 4 zones in Chennai including Zone 1 – Thiruvathayur, Zone 2 – Manali, Zone 3 – Madhavaram, and Zone 7 – Ambatur as a part of this program. The program has been launched by Shri. Edapaddi K. Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
With this partnership, Chennai Municipal Corporation and Ramky Enviro aim to achieve 100% waste segregation at source across all the households in the 4 zones within one year and sustain these efforts consistently. The program will be executed using innovative electric primary waste collection vehicles and other supporting waste collection and transport infrastructure with deep technology and IOT integration, to enable door-to-door collection of pre-segregated waste from households, market areas and public places.
To achieve this objective, Ramky Enviro has acquired a fleet of about 850 Zero Emission electric primary collection vehicles, 15 Mechanical Sweepers, 15 Compactors and other specialised infrastructure, which will be operated on a 24 hours basis in 3 shifts. Waste will be collected from all the generators and 50% of the collected waste, nearly 400 MT every day, which has been segregated at source, will be delivered to Decentralized Processing Facilities designated by the Corporation.
Commenting on the partnership with Chennai Municipal Corporation, Mr. Masood Mallick, Joint Managing Director of REEL, said, “Entering into this partnership reaffirms our commitment as a nation to progress towards cleaner and greener environment, a truly Swachh Bharat. Through this partnership, we aim to achieve the government`s vision of 100% segregation in all households. Being the leading player in the waste management sector over decades, we are constantly innovating to drive greater efficiency. We are greatly focused on driving inclusivity, we will have 4000 people working on the project with a special focus on women empowerment and inclusion of the informal groups. Levering technology has been at the forefront and we have adapted the most unique and innovative methods such as a zero emission EV fleet for collection of source segregated Wet Waste, Dry Waste, and Domestic Hazardous Waste and other modern Street Cleaning, Horticultural Waste Collection and Disaster Management infrastructure. The entire fleet is GPS and IOT enabled and the entire waste collection system runs on RFID based monitoring and control systems, which is monitored in real time from a state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre. This, together with a highly responsive 24/7 citizen complaint redressal system, a strong IEC (Information Education and Communication) program and a pioneering performance monitoring system that is being implemented for the first time in India, will certainly aid us in delivering a cleaner and healthier environment for the citizens of Chennai.
We are particularly proud of the fact that whilst the project showcases the best of global design, innovation and technology, it has been delivered and realised on ground through “Make in India” partnerships with leading Indian and foreign OEMs.”
About Ramky EnviroEngineers Limited:Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd (REEL), a KKR-backed company, is one of Asia’s leading providers of comprehensive environment management services. REEL offers a whole gamut of environmental services and infrastructure solutions under various categories such as Waste Management – hazardous, municipal, and biomedical, MAR POL, construction waste & e-waste; Waste to Energy; Recycling – wastewater, paper, plastic, and integrated waste; Environmental Solutions such as remediation, ETPs and wastewater treatment; automated car park management and Facilities Management. REEL has a growing global footprint, including over 60 operating locations spread across India, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia Kuwait, Oman, and Tanzania. With over 25 years of operational history, REEL has a dominant presence across the entire waste value chain and has been a long-standing partner in the environmental solutions space to its customers.