Fixed model Shakthi Surabhi plants are more suitable for rural areas are also economical. It is not only individual households but also larger institutions with hostels and community kitchen halls find the large volume fixed model bio-methanation plant technology very useful. Larger size plants are also being constructed. In the internationally renowned tourist town of Mamallapuram near Chennai, a community operated larger size Shakti Surabhi plant produces electricity from organic waste. Though the town itself houses a modest population of just 12,345 in about 400 households, it generates a huge volume of waste – mainly kitchen waste from various hotels and restaurants. This in turn creates hygiene related problems which can affect the tourist industry itself that is the lifeblood for the village.