Legislation amendment gives new hope to Bengaluru RDF co-incineration

A law introduced in 2016 which mandated that cement factories within 100 km of an RDF plant, have to use at least 5% combustible waste as their fuel, has recently been amended by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The Hindu reported, the radius has been extended to 400 km between RDF production and cement plants. As of July 2018, Bengaluru has eight RDF production facilities, generating around 20,000 tonnes of RDF annually. With the former limit of 100 km, only two cement plants had to take a minimum of 5% of RDF as fuel. With the new radius, 12 cement plants are obliged to RDF co-incineration under the law.

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