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Govt sets up over 56 MW power capacity from waste in last 3 yrs: R K Singh

So far 199 waste-to-energy projects for generation of biogas/bio CNG/ power based on urban, industrial, agriculture waste and municipal solid waste have been successfully established

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Power Minister R K Singh
Power Minister R K Singh

As part of its efforts to promote waste-to-energy, the government has set up a total capacity of 56.34 MW for from waste in last three years, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

So far 199 waste-to-energy 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, Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy said in a reply to the Lok Sabha.

"A total capacity of 56.34 MW has been set up for from waste garbage/material during last three years and current year in the country," he said.

The MNRE, he said, is implementing a scheme 'Programme on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes/Residues' for promoting setting up waste-to-energy 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, he informed the house.

First Published: Thu, November 21 2019. 19:00 IST
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