Mohali civic body given land for Waste-to-Energy plant

The Mohali government has handed over 40 acres out of the total 50 acres allotted for a waste-to-energy plant in Samgoli village of Dera Bassi to the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC).

The Hindustan Times reports that the civic body will construct the boundary wall for the project within two months, following which the land will be allotted to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). The agreement for constructing and maintaining the plant will be signed between the NTPC and the Mohali MC, the nodal agency for the project, after the approval of the cabinet, which will be done soon.

The NTPC will build the 7-megawatt (MW) waste-to-energy plant over 50 acres under the build own operate (BOO) model, which will be completed within 18 months as part of GMADA-Patiala municipal solid waste cluster. The NTPC had already initiated such projects at Kawas in Surat, Varanasi, Indore and East Delhi.

The plant with a capacity to process up to 400 metric tonnes of waste per day will benefit 15 urban local bodies including Dera Bassi, Rupnagar, Kharar and Sirhind.

Picture Credit: PritamjitsinghCloudy Godrej Mohali 16 April 2015CC BY-SA 4.0

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