The city will use municipal waste to generate electricity | Varanasi News

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Varanasi: The holy city of Varanasi is ready to embark on green energy with the support of NTPC by installing a “Waste to Energy” (WTE) plant to generate electricity using municipal waste. Varanasi Nagar Nigam has allocated approximately 20 acres of land to Ramana for the establishment of the WTE factory.
For the sake of sustainable development, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, signed an agreement with Varanasi Nagar Nigam for the establishment of the WTE factory worth Rs 180 crore. The agreement was signed between the NVVN authority and the additional municipal commissioner of Varanasi Dushyant Kumar Maurya on Friday.
The NTPC spokesperson said that NVVN has placed the order for the contractual engineering and construction (EPC) works of the plant for speedy execution of the project. The factory will help mitigate environmental risks caused by solid waste and bring a clean environment contributing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Swachh Bharat. The plant will be an important step for Varanasi to Atmanirbhar Bharat using the latest indigenous Make in India technology for solid waste management in the country.
The plant with a waste sorting capacity of 600 to 800 tonnes per day will be installed as part of the project. In addition, this waste will be treated and fed into the reactor to produce torrefied charcoal. Roasted charcoal which is similar to natural charcoal can be successfully blended with fuel in thermal power plants to generate electricity. The process is environmentally friendly because the temperature is lower than that of other technologies, due to which there are no toxic emissions. Recently, NVVN signed a similar agreement with Bhopal Municipal Corporation.

Melissa C. Keyes