26 waste-to-energy plants planned

October 24, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:42 am IST - NEW DELHI:

Twenty-six waste-to-energy plants, one for each Assembly constituency in its jurisdiction, are being planned by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in an attempt to tackle garbage in a decentralised way.

North Delhi Mayor Ravinder Gupta announced on Friday that 26 plants, which shall use 70 to 100 metric tonnes of trash per day, were in the pipeline.

“We will be initiating work on the first of these plants as a pilot project by the first week of November. These plants will require about 1,000 to 1,500 square yards of space, which will be easier to obtain than the land needed for bigger facilities,” said Mr. Gupta.

He added that a company had been shortlisted to carry out the pilot.

The North Corporation, which is undergoing a financial crisis at present, will not be spending a rupee on the project, said Mr. Gupta.

The work of setting up all the plants would be awarded after an open tender is issued. The successful bidder will then be expected to generate revenue by selling the electricity produced at these plants.

The move is an attempt to deal with garbage in a decentralised manner

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