SDMC inks MoU with Indian Oil, NTPC on waste to wealth plant to Okhla
In order to achieve the target of 100 per cent waste management, SDMC today signed MOU with Indian Oil and NTPC to set up a pilot project for Waste to Wealth Plant at Okhla Landfill site.
The MOU was signed in the presence of Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmender Pradhan, Union Minister of Power RK Singh, LG Anil Baijal, Mayor Anamika, Commissioner, SDMC Gyanesh Bharti in a function organised through video conferencing.
Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti said this innovative project will address the problem of disposal of Municipal Solid Waste. Under this project, the plant will process 50 tons per day of Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) segregated from municipal Solid Waste to produce Syn gas.
This Syn gas will be utilized to generate about 1 MW electricity. For this project, the SDMC will provide 1 acre of land in Okhla landfill site on lease to Indian Oil for setting up the plant.
The SDMC will purchase the power generated from the plant at a mutually agreed rate. He further informed that we will able to save an amount of Rs.2.6 crores due to the purchase of power from the proposed plant.
Commissioner said investment of 50 per cent each by the Indian Oil and NTPC towards the capital cost in setting up of the Plant through a consortium. Indian Oil will facilitate the technology for the plant and identify technology partner for Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) of the Plant and will handle the whole operation of the proposed plant.
The NTPC will facilitate technology review for electricity generation and evacuation.
Mayor Anamika stated that SDMC has been working vigorously to boost waste processing and its efforts are not just symbolic but are result oriented. This unique initiative will definitely help SDMC in achieving 100 per cent waste processing.
In future we will try to replicate such plants in other areas also. This plant is an indigenous solution for the problem of Solid waste. She thanked Indian Oil and NTPC for collaborating with SDMC and venturing into this clean and green project.
Union Minster Dharmendra Pradhan also stated that Delhi generates 10000 tonne waste every day; it is a daunting challenge to manage and process entire quantity of waste. He appreciated the efforts of SDMC in establishing relevant and much needed plants which will go a long way in production of enriched organic manure, generation of electricity and treatment of effluent water.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmender Pradhan, Union Minister of Power RK Singh, LG Baijal lauded the endeavour of SDMC for setting up of this Waste to Wealth Plant.