Scheme to promote waste-to-energy projects on the cards
Taking a dim view of the recent collapse of the Ghazipur landfill, Power Minister R K Singh today promised that a scheme will be worked out to encourage waste-to-energy projects in all cities and towns across India.
“We need many such (waste to energy) plants for many more metropolitan cities, towns and cities. As citizens, it is our combined responsibility to handle the waste,” Singh said while addressing a workshop on waste to energy organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Referring to the recent incident of waste landfill in Ghazipur in Delhi giving way, Singh, also the New and Renewable Energy Minister, said, “We need to avoid incidents like that which happened. A huge waste landfill collapsed. It is a matter of shame for us.”