On January 14, 2014, Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) signed a concession agreement with Berhampur Waste Management Company Private Limited for implementation of the solid waste management PPP project (SWMP) in Berhampur town in South Odisha.
Berhampur Waste Management Company Private Limited - a consortium of ULP Environment and Engineering, Ram Engineering and Construction Company and BMC - has been formed for implementation the project.
The project cost is estimated at 40 core (US$6.54 million). The concession agreement for implementation the project is for a period o 20 years.
Implementation of the project was delayed due to Phailin (the second-strongest tropical cyclone ever to make landfall in India) which struck the city in last October.
The project will be an integrated system involving collection, transportation, treatment and disposal with composting technology and closure of site. Presently, around 150 tones of solid wastes are being generated in the town daily. The quantity was likely to be reached around 250 tones in the next 30 years.
Some other adjoining towns like Gopalpur, Chhatrapur, Chikiti, Digapahandi and Hinjilicut would be included in the project in the future, when the implanting agency collects the garbage from there.