As Delhi fast runs out of dumping grounds, state-run generation utility NTPC has stepped in at the behest of South Delhi Municipal Corporation and agreed to set up a solid waste management plant at its Badarpur power station, which may be put on the chopping block after 2018.Sources said NTPC was planning a waste-to-energy plant with a capacity of processing 400 tonnes of garbage per day from South Delhi Municipal Corporation. The company is inviting bids from companies with technology and experience in setting up waste management plants.Though it is still early days, the project could cost up to Rs 300 crore. This will be NTPC’s second such project, if it finally comes up.
India’s largest generation company has been tasked with restarting and operating a waste-to-compost plant in PM Narendra Modi ‘s constituency Varanasi.But unlike the Varanasi plant, the Badarpur project envisages power generation by using solid waste as fuel. This will be the second such project in Delhi after Okhla.NTPC wants to avoid the issues faced by the Okhla plant, such as complaints of stench by residents living in surrounding areas. There are issues regarding the cost of power produced by the plant that are yet to be sorted out.
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