Chandigarh to set up Waste to Energy plant

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Chandigarh’s civic authorities have decided to upgrade the solid waste processing plant in Sector 25 (Dadumajra) to a Waste to Energy plant. The decision was taken after a year of research and visits to other cities to assess their waste management systems, as reported earlier by SolidWasteIndia.

The MC will now prepare a detailed project report (DPR) which will include the cost estimates, the exact technology model, project time and funding model. The DPR is expected to be ready by this month-end and the tender will be floated in September, reports Hindustan Times.

Chandigarh produces 550-600 metric tonnes of waste daily but has a processing capacity of barely 70-80 MT. In June last year, the civic body had taken over the plant from the Jaypee Group, due to its inability to process the waste completely.

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