NDMC to set up WtE plant next to Bhalswa landfill

After facing resistance from residents of Rani Khera for a long time against setting up of a waste-to-energy plant in their area, North Delhi Municipal Corporation has finalised a plan to build the plant next to the Bhalswa landfill.

The civic agency had signed an MoU with Indian Oil Corporation for setting up the project in November 2020 and work is scheduled to start from the next financial year. “Since we have finalised the project, the plant will be set up at Bhalswa. We just need to demarcate enough space, the details of which will be specified in the project report,” said north corporation mayor Jai Prakash.

“The WTE plant will come up in place of the composting plant. The residents of Rani Khera, where the plant was originally supposed to be set up, are not letting us implement the project. We can’t wait anymore as we need concrete solutions to process waste and reduce the burden on the landfill site,” the mayor informed The Times of India.

Currently, north corporation areas generate 4,600 metric tonnes of waste daily. Of this, 2,300 MT is processed at the Narela-Bawana WTE plant, while the rest is dumped at the Bhalswa landfill.

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