The RDF ‘garbage to power' generating plant is likely to start functioning from June second week onwards, a project monitoring committee of the Union Government was informed by the GHMC Commissioner M. T. Krishna Babu and the firm promoters.

The Rs.114 crore 11 MW project for generating power utilising 700 tonnes of garbage or municipal solid waste is coming up 37 km away from the capital at Chinnaravulapalli, Bibinagar, Nalgonda district. RDF has inked a 20-year power purchase agreement with Tata Power.

The panel members visited the project and later reviewed the progress. GHMC has 26 per cent equity share in the project. RDF promoters say that the project schedule went haywire because of delay in receiving funds from IL&FS, GHMC & the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. It was decided that the GHMC Special Commissioner, Navin Mittal, would be monitoring the progress each week, a press release said.