Nagpur civic body cancels WtE projects

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has canceled its proposed waste to energy and waste to bio-CNG projects. It will, however, continue with compost, material recovery facility (MRF), and reuse of construction and demolition waste projects.

The civic body has terminated the contract with Nagpur Solid Waste Processing and Management Private Ltd (NSWPMPL), a joint venture of Noida’s Essel Infraprojects Limited, and Japan’s Hitachi Zosan India Private Ltd for waste to energy project. It has also forfeited a bank guarantee of Rs 5 crore. The NMC has floated a new tender for scientific disposal of remaining garbage through bio-mining.

The waste to bio-CNG project was supposed to be developed with a capacity of 500 metric tonnes (MT). It has been dropped by terming it as ‘unviable’, reports The Times of India. had first reported the news of the termination of contract in November 2019.

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