Plans are afoot to launch an energy generating project with the help of the massive garbage dumped in Kandy. 120 tons of garbage is collected daily from the city.
The garbage collected from the Kandy City is being dumped at Thekkawatte in Katugastota for more than 30 years. However, it had become breeding grounds for mosquitoes and flies leading to many diseases, as there had been no proper management. Even the Kandy Municipal Council is encountering a critical problem as it is unable to find an alternative location for the dumping of garbage. Prof. Basnayake of the Peradeniya University had succeeded in finding a practical solution to this problem. The plan is to generate energy through this garbage while enabling to earn an income. The Kandy Municipal Council and Ecotec Private Limited have inked the respective agreement. It will also generate several jobs.