The project will be inaugurated on November 1, along with the launch of Unarvu 2012 - a two-day exhibition of waste disposal equipment. The programme will be held at Rajendra Maidan.

The civic body had earlier announced the plan of setting up biogas plants at schools, based on theme of My City My Pride, as part of the Suchitwavarsham programme. "The biogas plants are being installed to treat waste generated on school premises. It will be ensured that plastic and other non-bio degradable substances are removed before transferring the waste collected in bins to the plant. The biogas plants will be installed at schools free of cost," said T K Asharaf, chairman, health standing committee.

The project beneficiaries will include lower primary to higher secondary schools.

On Unarvu 2012, he said the focus would be on promotion of non-plastic products.

As the civic body find it difficult to treat waste generated, it was important to promote bio-degradable products and also equipment facilitating treatment of organic waste at source.

A rally highlighting the message of cleanliness, in which at least 3,000 students are expected to participate, will be taken out prior to the launch of the exhibition.

The corporation had come out with projects like Bhoomika, Suchitwasamvadam, seminars and My City My Pride to create awareness on cleanliness. Asharaf said the success of all these projects depended on public participation.

"In almost all our projects, we wanted the participation of schools. Children can take home the message and it can be taken to various levels from there," he said.