The plant, to come up in about two acres, would be replicated in three other areas in the city, with the capacity of each plant to be decided later.

The State government, on Monday, made clear its intentions to go ahead with setting up modern decentralised garbage treatment plants in the city, with the sites to be at Chala, Kazhakuttam, Nemom, and Vattiyurkavu. (For the Chala plant, tenders had been issued and agreements signed). Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar and Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali, after an all-party meet on the garbage issue held at Durbar Hall here, told the media that political parties had extended their support to the government’s efforts to evolve a solution to the issue and that it had been agreed upon during the meeting that political parties would take it up as their responsibility to convince the public of the safety of the proposed plants.