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Haryana To Set Up Integrated Solid Waste Management Project, Plant Expected To Generate 100 MW Of Electricity Daily

The Solid Waste Management project costing Rs 430 crore will scientifically process and dispose of 1,400 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad

Haryana To Set Up Integrated Solid Waste Management Project, Plant Expected To Generate 100 MW Of Electricity Daily
Highlights
  • E-rickshaws would be used for door-to-door collection
  • A modern compost processing unit will also be installed
  • The project will start in 4 months and cover entire city in 1 month

Gurugram: Haryana’s first Integrated Solid Waste Management Project will be set up for Gurugram and Faridabad, a spokesperson said on August 16. In order to generate energy from waste, a plant would be set up under this project, which would generate at least 100 MW (megawatt) of electricity daily, he said.

It will be set up in collaboration with the Urban Local Bodies Department, municipal corporations of Gurugram, Faridabad, and Eco Green Energy Private Limited, to dispose of the solid waste in the two districts, the spokesperson said. He said the project, costing Rs 430 crore, would be one of the largest projects of its kind in India.

It would aim at providing clean energy through scientific processing and disposal of solid waste in Gururgram and Faridabad, the spokesperson said. Under the project, segregation would be done for waste collected from houses at different points.

The waste collected from houses and streets would be processed at the site in Bandhwari village, the spokesperson said.

Besides, the project includes setting up of modern compost processing unit, biogas and an Radio Direction Finder (RDF) unit. It would be designed and developed in compliance with the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rule-2016 notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and other rules and instructions of the National Green Tribunal, he said.

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E-rickshaws would be used for door-to-door collection. Besides, a grievance redressal system would also be established, the spokesperson said.

Every day, 1,400 tonnes of solid waste is produced in Gururgram and Faridabad. Under the project, door-to-door garbage collection would start within four months and the whole city would be covered in the next one month.

Through the Swachh Bharat Mission a one-time grant of Rs 75 crore would be spent on setting up a plant to generate energy from waste, he said.

For implementation of the project, the assistance of residents of Gururgram, Faridabad and Bandhwari, workers of solid waste management and non-government organizations would be sought, the spokesperson added.

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