Adopt latest technology to manage solid waste: Asim Ahmed Khan

Delhi Environment Minister Asim Ahmed Khan Friday inspected the upcoming Waste-to-Energy plant at Ghazipur and emphasised on the need to adopt latest technology to manage solid waste.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 31, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Environment Minister Asim Ahmed Khan Friday inspected the upcoming Waste-to-Energy plant at Ghazipur and emphasised on the need to adopt latest technology to manage solid waste.

Once running, 12 MW electricity would be generated from the plant, being constructed on a Public-Private partnership model, which will process 1,300 Metric Tonnes Daily (MTD).

This will take load off the Ghazipur landfill site, which continues to be operational, despite exceeding its capacity long back, posing a major health risk to nearby residents.

Senior officials, including the Additional Commissioner East Delhi Municipal Corporation and member secretary Delhi Pollution Control Committee accompanied Khan during the inspection during which a presentation was given.

Speaking on the occasion, Khan emphasised the need for proper and effective management of solid waste in the national capital, which is on a "consistent rise" due to increasing population of the city.

Khan also stressed on the need for immediate adoption of best international practices and latest technology to manage solid waste by civic agencies. "It will also reduce the pressure for requirement of additional land for waste disposal," he said.