New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday inaugurated the 15 TPD Waste to Power plant at Gazipur Poultry Market which will produce electricity through combusting the bio-degradable waste generated from the market.
He said that with the establishment of many such WTP plants, waste will not be disposed of in a landfill and will be recycled and will be used to generate electricity.
Kejriwal said that it is only through this judicious recycling that Delhi can prosper.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia and Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai were also present in the inaugural event.
Kejriwal further said, “I am glad that the Waste to Energy plant is starting today. The waste generated from this mandi will be combusted to create electricity. Delhi is the national capital of the country, and so it should be clean to be regarded as a national capital. But, there are waste dumps all across, and there are three waste mountains in Delhi. Several Waste to Power plants are needed to be established across the city. This is a small plant that will combust only 15 tonnes of waste to produce 1500 units of electricity, however, many such small plants should be established across Delhi.”
“With an existing big WTP plant and the establishment of hundreds of such small plants, the waste should no longer be dumped on these garbage mountains. This waste should then be recycled and turned into compost or combusted to generate electricity or be used in brick kilns. It is only through this judicious recycling that Delhi can prosper, or these mountains will keep on increasing in the next ten years. The starting of this plant is a step in this direction”, he added.