New Delhi: Government today said it is
planning to set up five pilot projects on energy recovery
from solid municipal waste and providing assistance of Rs
two crore per megawatt for this programme.
"Our Ministry is implementing a programme for setting up
five pilot projects on energy recovery from municipal solid
waste," New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah said
in reply to a Lok Sabha query.
"Central financial assistance up to Rs 2 crore per
megawatt with a limited of Rs 10 crore per project be provided
for power generation projects from municipal solid waste," he
Abdullah said that a FICCI report has suggested that
23,425 tonnes of solid waste are generated every day in 22
major cities across the country.
Replying to another query, the minister said that
4,02,421 biogas plants were installed across the country in
last three years and 27,743 plants were installed till October
In reply to another question, Abdullah said a solar steam
generating system was installed at the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan,
Shirdi for cooking food for 20,000 people everyday.