New Delhi: In an eco-friendly initiative, Tihar Prisons has joined hands with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre to set up a bio-gas plant on its premises which will utilise the waste from its nine jails.
This plant will help to generate bio-fuel which will also help to meet the jail`s electricity needs among others.
Tihar houses nearly 12,000 prisoners in all its nine jails and produces large amount of waste everyday.
"BARC had written to us that they intend to open a bio-gas plant in the prison premises that will make the best use of the waste disposed from all the jail here. DG Prisons, Vimla Mehra has given a go ahead for the proposal after she felt it was productive," Sunil Gupta, spokesperson Tihar Prisons, said.
In a written communication to Tihar authorities, the joint secretary BARC said, "The prison houses nearly 12,000 inmates and as such lots of waste gets generated in jail everyday which I am sure will require proper strategy to deal with.
"BARC has helped various organisations to develop bio-gas plant in different places. This will help in generating bio-fuel which could be utilised in the kitchen of Tihar for cooking and generating electricity too. In addition, it produces organic manure and it will ensure proper cleanliness."
Gupta said, "We have requested them to send their scientist as early as possible so that they could start work on the project."