Inauguration of Waste to Energy Plant at Tughlakabad, Delhi

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Inauguration of Waste to Energy Plant

Home Minister Amit Shah on 20 October, 2022 inaugurated MCD's Tehkhand Waste to Energy Plant at Tughlakabad in New Delhi. 

Important facts

  • This plant will treat 2000 metric tonnes of waste in the national capital per day.

  • Along with this 5 megawatts of green energy will also be produced by this plant.

  •  It is a multifunctional, multi-purpose plant that will clean the capital Delhi and fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Swachh Bharat Mission.

  • This plant has been built in collaboration with Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Jindal Group.

  • Electricity will be generated from the waste in the plant, along with the work of making manure from the waste will also be done.

What is Waste to Energy?

  • It is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity or heat from the primary treatment of waste into a fuel source.

  • These plants convert municipal and industrial solid waste into electricity and heat for industrial processing.

  • The plant works by burning waste at high temperatures and using the heat to make steam.

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