Thrissur Corporation has decided to ‘go solar’ for the first time in the State. Mayor IP Paul announced that the Corporation would first take up generation of one MW of solar energy on an experimental basis and large scale production would follow depending on its success.
As a part of the plan, decentralised waste management would be undertaken and arrangements will be made to segregate plastic from waste. Dustbins will be set up at all junctions. Mini biogas plants will be set up in all the new buildings.
Hi-tech vegetable and non-vegetable markets are other important projects proposed for Sakthan Nagar. The markets would have their own waste management plants. The Corporation plans to set up 100 drinking water projects in various divisions to tackle drinking water shortage. An amount of
र 4 crore will be used for this purpose. The budget has earmarked र 1crore for cleaning public wells, ponds and other water bodies.
A host of new projects such as beautification of the city, slum development, sanitation programmes, old-age homes, environmental conservation and social welfare also figure in the Thrissur Corporation budget for 2013-14.