Now HP to generate electricity from waste

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh is so far known for its hydro power generation, but soon the state would generate electricity through waste. A feasibility report has already been prepared in this regard with the help of Holland. Himachal Pradesh generates estimated 300 metric tonne of waste per day which has the potential to generate 200 MW of electricity.

For the effective waste management in Himachal Pradesh, Ambassador of Holland had extended help to the state urban development department. To conduct the feasibility study, Holland had provided financial assistance of 50,000 Euros. On Monday, the study was handed over to the joint director of urban development department in Delhi.

Sources said Holland had formed consortia to ensure effective waste management in Himachal Pradesh that includes experts from the fields of biogas, landfill, waste management, machinery and refused derived fuel. Sources said consortia based on its study have suggested generation of electricity from waste.

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