Land allotment by Delhi Development Authority for the project is under process

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has planned another waste-to-energy plant in Shastri Park. The land allotment by the Delhi Development Authority for the project is under process.

EDMC Commissioner Sajjan Singh Yadav said: “Initially we had requested for land to be allotted to us but were told there is no available land in East Delhi which is suitable for a sanitary land fill site. We also believe that land fill sites are not the long term solutions.”

“There is, however, land available for setting up another waste-to-energy plant in Shastri Park and at present the allotment is under process,” he added.

If this materialises, it will become the second waste-to-energy plant under the civic body. The first, which is already in the process of being commissioned, is at the existing Ghazipur site. It is scheduled to become operational from the first week of April, he said.

“In Ghazipur, we have already started trial runs but not with actual garbage. From April 1, about 100 metric tonnes of garbage will be processed daily. This will be slowly increased to accommodate the installed capacity of 1,300 metric tonnes per day,” said Mr. Yadav.

The waste-to-energy plant in Ghaziabad is expected to produce 10 MW of power but will only start producing electricity by the end of the year, he said. “We have taken up this project on a priority basis and want to get it operationalised soon. This has been our endeavour since trifurcation of the civic bodies about 10 months ago.’’

With the background of criticisms on the waste-to-energy plant in Ohkla, Mr. Yadav said the Ghazipur site will provide a big relief from the land fill sites since it does not have a composting plant like the one in Okhla. “It is a healthy, environment-friendly site with no emissions.”

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