UP government and Dutch company GC International on Tuesday signed an agreement for setting up waste to energy power plants in Muzaffarnagar and Ghaziabad. Under the agreement, the company will invest Rs 2,000 crore for setting up the two plants in the two districts.
The state government would subsequently sign an MoU with the state energy department for purchase of electricity from the plants at the rate of Rs 7.5 per unit, principal secretary, urban development, Manoj Singh told TOI.
“Under the solid waste management clause, a waste to energy power plant needs to be set up to dispose off municipal solid waste,” Singh said. Experts say such plants are cost intensive given the transportation and segregation of solid waste.
However, this is not the first occasion when UP government has tried to install a waste to energy power plant in the state.
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