Uttar Pradesh: NTPC To Establish Waste To Energy Plant In Varanasi, To Process 800 Tonne Municipal Waste Per Day

In an endeavour towards sustainable development, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, has signed an agreement with Varanasi Nagar Nigam for setting up a Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant worth Rs 180 crores.

NVVN has placed the order for EPC contract work of the plant today for fast execution of the project. Varanasi Nagar Nigam has allocated about 20 acres of land at Ramana for setting up the plant.

“The plant shall help in mitigating environmental hazards caused by solid waste and bring clean surroundings contributing towards our Honorable Prime Minister’s vision of Swachh Bharat,” NTPC said.

“The plant shall be a milestone for the holy city of Varanasi towards Atmanirbhar Bharat using the latest indigenous Make in India technology for solid waste management in the country,” it added.

The agreement was signed between NVVN and Dushyant Kumar Maurya, Additional Municipal Commissioner of Varanasi.

The plant with the capacity to segregate 600 – 800 tonnes per day of Municipal Solid Waste will be installed. Further, this waste will be processed and fed into the reactor to produce torrefied charcoal.

Like natural coal, the torrefied charcoal can be successfully blended with fuel in thermal power plants to produce electricity. According to the company, the process is environmentally friendly as the temperature is lower than other technologies, due to which there are no toxic emissions.

Recently, NVVN signed a similar agreement with Bhopal Municipal Corporation.