Government of India has set up five major projects to generate energy from urban, industrial and agricultural wastes, Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy, informed the Lok Sabha.
The projects, set up by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), are eligible for central financial assistance and a number of other benefits.
One of these projects, of 16 MW capacity, is operational at Okhla, New Delhi. The power plant now provides electricity to 8,000 households in the city.
Four other projects – 2 in Delhi, one in Hyderabad, and another in Pune—have commenced operations.
The program provides Central Financial Assistance of Rs.2.00 crore/MW limited to Rs.10 Crore per project. These green projects will also be eligible for excise duty exemption and concessional custom duty.