ALL LANDFILL SITES OF EDMC HAVE ITS OWN PLANT BY 2019, SAYS ITS MAYOR AT PHD CHAMBER

ALL LANDFILL SITES OF EDMC HAVE ITS OWN PLANT BY 2019, SAYS ITS MAYOR AT PHD CHAMBER

ALL LANDFILL SITES OF EDMC HAVE ITS OWN PLANT BY 2019, SAYS ITS MAYOR AT PHD CHAMBER

No.PR-35

June 1, 2018

New Delhi

 

ALL LANDFILL SITES OF EDMC HAVE ITS OWN PLANT BY 2019, SAYS ITS MAYOR AT PHD CHAMBER

 

Mayor, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Mr. Bipin Bihari Singh on Friday disclosed that all the landfill sites of east Delhi will have its own plants which convert all its waste to energy by 2019 to achieve the Swachh Bharat Mission of the Prime Minister Mr. Modi.

 

Addressing a Conference on “Innovative Technologies for Waste to Energy” under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Singh said that East Delhi produce 2500 tonnes of waste per day from which only 1300 tonnes have been decantation.

 

He also informed that an another plant is coming out in the Gazipur land fill sites for the decantation of waste of the city shortly which would really help to use waste to energy and adding that the corporation taking major steps to get private participation and engagements for latest available technology for making our city clean and green.

 

In his address, Joint Adviser, NITI Aayog, Mr. Rajnath Ram said that there is a need for comprehensive policy to attract private participation in the process of innovative technologies for waste to energy and some incentives such as tax holidays may perhaps help to make swachh and clean India.

 

He also said that only 23 to 28 per cent waste are being treated and more efforts in this direction are needed which may generate more power from the waste.  Some of the issues such as lack of community participation, comprehensive policy, financial assistance and the like needed to be addressed.

 

In his welcome address, President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Anil Khaitan said that due to lack of efficient waste management systems in majority of the municipalities, significant volume of MSW produced in Indian cities remains un treated. It is pertinent to note that in India only 22-28 percent of the collected MSW is processed and treated, which is quite low if seen, but indicates huge opportunity pie for the private folks on the other side. Given the current urbanization growth levels in India, more population pressures on urban agglomerations is anticipated in coming years and so in the municipal waste generation volumes.

 

Mr. Khaitan further said that considering the current urban trends, it is not at all surprising to mention that the MSW quantum in India can see an increase of double the existing volumes by ten years down the line. In fact, it is projected to hover around 80 MTs by 2030, offering a business case of approximately USD 20 Billion.

 

Among others who were also present on the occasion comprised Deputy Head-Geocycle India, ACC Limited, Mr. Ulhas V Parlikar; Co-Chairman, Water & Solid Waste Management Committee, PHD Chamber, Mr. Alok Gupta and its Principal Director, Dr. Ranjeet Mehta along with its Secretary, Ms. Kanchan Zutshi.

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal

Consultant (PR)