‘WtE capacity of 56.34 MW set up in last 3 years’

As part of its efforts to promote waste-to-energy (WtE), the Indian government has set up a total capacity of 56.34 MW for power generation from waste in the last three years. So far, 199 WtE projects for generation of biogas/bio CNG/ power based on urban, industrial, agriculture waste and municipal solid waste have been successfully established in the country as on October 31, 2019.

The Business Standard reports that this information was provided by Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy R K Singh in a reply to the Lok Sabha on November 21.

The Ministry of New Renewable Energy is implementing a scheme ‘Programme on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes/Residues’ for promoting WtE to recover energy in the form of biogas or bio-CNG from urban industrial and agricultural wastes. The scheme also provides central financial assistance in the form of “back-end subsidy” to developers for setting up such projects, the minister informed the house.

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