Dhanbad identifies plot for WtE plant

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The Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC) has identified 17.81 acres of land for establishing a garbage processing or waste to energy plant, under phase II of a Rs 274 crore project.

The Telegraph Online reports that the DMC is also expected to begin construction of new static compactor stations, which serve as primary dumps for garbage collected from different households. 30 acres of land in Sindri, belonging to the Fertilizer Corporation of India, was earlier identified for the project, which is being executed in association with a Hyderabad-based private agency, Ramky Enviro Engineers. Various procedural delays, along with cost issues compelled the DMC to search for another plot.

“Free of cost transfer of land can take place as both the DMC and MADA falls under the jurisdiction of the state urban development department. We are awaiting for MADA authorities to respond.

Though the DMC has provided a list of around 10 other land sites to Ramky engineers for developing more compactor stations, compactor laying could not commence due to lack of NOC and other relevant records.

Once established, the waste to energy plant will produce 6 MW of electricity per day.

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