Deonar WtE plant gets environmental clearance from Centre

NASA Image: Smoke from the fire which broke out on 28 Jan 2016 at the Deonar dumping ground, Mumbai

Mumbai’s first Waste To Energy (WTE) plant at Deonar has received Environment Clearance (EC) from the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). Now, the BMC has approached Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for its final consent.

The BMC has proposed to build the plant, with 600 metric tonne per day capacity at Deonar on 12.19 hectares area at a cost of Rs 504 crore. The incineration plant will generate 4 MW electricity.

Established in 1927, Deonar is Mumbai’s oldest dumping ground, spread across 120 hectares. Out of about 7,000 metric tonne garbage generated daily in Mumbai, nearly 600 metric tonne is dumped in Deonar.

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