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'Waste to Energy' as a part of 'Swachchata Hi Sewa' campaign

  May 11, 2018

'Waste to Energy' as a part of 'Swachchata Hi Sewa' campaign

“Waste to Energy” as a part of “Swachchata Hi Sewa” campaign
There is a huge amount of waste generated in the country and there there is an urgent need to convert the waste into energy. According to Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, a framework will be worked on for energy generated by Waste plants and subsequently rates will also be fixed for them. Also there is a need for change in the habits of the people to ensure effective waste collection and segregation. Citizens should be educated on effective waste management so that it would be easier for the industries to process the waste. Effective waste management will help in creating a cleaner and greener India.
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is focusing on energy generation from urban, industrial and agricultural waste/residues, municipal solid wastes, vegetable and other market wastes, slaughterhouse waste and industrial wastes and effluents. These initiativeswill not only support generation of energy from the waste but also help in reducing pollution. It will also address the issue of burning of paddy straw by producing bio-CNG. The Ministry has already supported around 180 projects mainly based on production of Bio-CNG/ Biogas for various energy applications in industries and transport sector.
Three major waste to energy projects of 52 MW, based on Municipal Solid Waste(MSW) have already been installed and running successfully in Okhla, Ghazipur and Narela-Bawana in Delhi which help in converting solid waste to electricity.
In addition, under Swachcha Bharat Mission, about 40 projects with installed capacity of 344 MW supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs are under various stages of commissioning.