Ghazipur WtE plant resumes operations

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The waste-to-energy (WTE) plant next to Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi has resumed operations after a gap of 6 months, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Mr Vinai Saxena announced. “Of the 2600 MT waste generated every day in East Delhi, the plant will utilize 1300 MTs each day,” he said.

According to statistics obtained from multiple reports by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Delhi’s three landfill sites bio-mine a total of 21 lakh tonnes of residual waste per year (since October 2019).

According to the latest DPCC data, just 52.5 lakh tonnes of legacy waste had been treated at the three facilities so far.
The landfill site in Ghazipur has seen the least progress with only 11 lakh tonnes (7.86%) being processed till the end of May, reports The Print.

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