The government has set up a total capacity of 56.34 MW for power generation from waste garbage and other material during the last three years and current year, Parliament was informed on Thursday, November 21.
“So far 199 waste-to-energy projects for generation of biogas/bio-CNG/power based on urban, industrial, agricultural waste and municipal solid waste have been successfully established in the country,” said R.K. Singh, Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
In a written reply to the Parliament given yesterday, Union Minister R K Singh adjoined the details of central financial assistance (CFA) provided by the government to the private developers in different states/UTs for installation of projects to generate power from waste garbage and material.
The MNRE, the reply stated “is implementing the scheme, ‘Programme on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes/ Residues’ scheme for promotion of setting up of waste-to-energy plants to recover energy in the form of biogas or bio CNG or power from urban, industrial and agricultural waste / residues for meeting certain niche energy demands of urban, industrial and commercial sectors in the country. Under this scheme, the government provides Central Financial Assistance in the form of back-ended subsidy to developers for setting up of such projects.”