Units to turn waste into power planned

Units to turn waste into power planned

 Two waste-to-energy units, each with a capacity of 500 tonnes of waste, will come up at Kannahalli and Mavallipura and tenders have been invited for the purpose, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George informed Legislative Council on Wednesday.

The minister said the seven waste processing plants in the city will be turned into compo­st manufacturing units. Some companies are willing to take up the work once the places are identified, he added. Urb­an Development Minister Roshan Baig said the government is in the process of framing regulations to set up waste-to-energy plants.

He informed the House that a cluster of Mysuru, Hubballi-Dharwad and Kalaburagi will be created for setting up the plants. The Karnataka Electri­c­ity Regulatory Commission has fixed a rate of Rs 7.04 pai­se per unit and Rs 7.09 paise to procure power generated at the waste to energy plants and RDF-based power production units respectively, he said.

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