Working towards better solid waste management, the Uttarakhand government has now started working on the process of generating electricity from solid waste in the state.
Madan Kaushik, minister for urban development in the state has asked officials to make a detailed plan regarding the setting up of six plants where electricity can be generated from solid waste in the state. These plants will be set up in Roorkee, Rudrapur, Kashipur, Haldwani, Rishikesh and Kotdwar.
“A biogas plant should be set up with the help of the Indian Oil Corporation in Haridwar and a waste-to-energy plant in Roorkee. An action plan should be prepared for the upcoming plants in Haldwani, Kashipur, Rishikesh, Rudrapur and Kotdwar.
Along with making the action plan, monitoring should be done in all the municipal bodies for proper waste segregation, making compost, and other activities for proper solid waste management,” said the minister.