A biomethane plant, to deal with issues related to waste management, was inaugurated by Pravesh Verma, member of parliament (West Delhi) at Sector 14 of the sub-city on Saturday. Higher officials from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), councillors from the area- Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Nitika Sharma, Raj Datt Gehlot besides ex-MLA of Matiala, Rajesh Gehlot were present during the occasion.
Divulging the details of the plant, deputy commissioner of SDMC (Najafgarh Zone), Ajay Agrawal said that it would process wet waste besides generating compost and supply electricity to the power grid. He added that the plant would start with 100 kg wet waste initially and it would process 5 tonnes per day.
According to the corporation, this is the second plant in Delhi after Punjabi Bagh. Officials of the civic body informed that for the entire Nazafgarh Zone, this would be the only plant under 'Clean India Mission'. An engineer from the corporation informed that there would be one such plant in each zone of the SDMC.
Leader of the House, Kamaljeet Sehrawat while addressing the gathering stressed there is a need for a collective effort from the people and the representatives of the corporation to make it a successful initiative.
MP Pravesh Verma said that the plant would be a milestone in achieving the goal of Clean India Mission. He emphasised that the entire concept of the project is to generate income through waste and to help the environment.
Plant- its cost and usage
The biomethane plant has been constructed at a cost of Rs 174 lakh by the Ministry of Urban Development. Besides processing the wet waste, it will generate power out of the methane gas emanating from the waste. The methane further would be used to generate electricity, which would be transmitted back to the power grid.
Besides, the plant would make compost which would be used for horticulture purpose. Also, the compost would be sold out to gain income and make the plant self-sustainable model too.
As per the data provided by the SDMC, the plant would get revenue by selling power for Rs 45,000 per month and through selling manure for Rs 56,250 per month.