In two years, Gurugram will have the country’s largest waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, which will have a capacity of 25 MegaWatt.

The inauguration of the construction of the plant on 10 acres of land at Bandhwari, located on the Gurugram-Faridabad road was done by Haryana Urban Local Bodies (ULB) Minister Dr Kamal Gupta on Friday.


Waste To Energy in Gurugram

The minister said that the plant to be set up in Gurugram would be a milestone for the proper disposal of waste and would help both Gurugram and Faridabad districts.

“With this plant, around 25 MW of electricity will be generated on daily basis from the waste and the waste will also be disposed of accordingly,” the minister said.

“The WTE will start working within two years. The machinery to be installed in the plant has been imported from Germany and this plant will be based on state-of-the-art technology. It will have two boilers of 750 TPD capacity each, a turbogenerator of 25 MW capacity and a control room,” he said.

Five years after the announcement 

The construction was inaugurated more than five years after it was announced.

EcoGreen Energy was appointed by the Haryana government in August 2017 to set up the waste-to-energy plant at Bandhwari.


2,100 metric tonnes solid waste in Gurugram   

On average, both districts generate 2,100 metric tonnes of solid waste per day, which is collected by the company through a door-to-door collection and transported to the Bandhwari landfill site.

The waste-to-energy plant will follow the guidelines of the Central Pollution and State Pollution Control Board and the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. A retaining wall will be constructed at the initial stage to prevent the old waste from slipping and avoid any hindrance in building the waste-to-energy plant.

Zero waste dumping in Bandhwari  

Last month, it was decided that no solid waste would be dumped at the Bandhwari landfill site from February 1, 2023.

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The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has set January 31 as the deadline for zero waste dumping in Bandhwari.

MCG Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja said that by January 31, 2023, a capacity of 1200 metric tonnes would be created in Gurugram to process solid waste every day. For this, decentralised processing units have been set up at seven places in the district.


“These units have already started at Beri Wala Bagh near Rajiv Chowk, Badshahpur, Sector 44, BWG, Darbaripur. Such units have also been set up in Ullawas and South City-2, but due to the people’s objections, the processing work has stopped there. About 150 metric tonnes of waste will be processed at places,” Ahuja said.

Apart from this, work is also in progress to develop a material recovery facility near Carterpur village where 50 MT of waste will be processed. This unit will be commissioned by December 15, he said.

He further said that about 700 metric tonnes of capacity units are being set up in Daulatabad and Begumpur Khataula.

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