India : Reuse urban waste to produce energy: Dharmendra Pradhan

He said that Pune can be made in a model for the country in terms of conversion of urban waste into electricity products if necessary initiatives are undertaken in this direction

Companies involved in the distribution of gas should focus on converting municipal waste into a useful utility like electricity, said minister of petroleum and natural gas and minister of steel Dharmendra Pradhan during his visit to the city on Saturday.

The minister was addressing a gathering after the groundbreaking ceremony of Torrent Group’s city gate station at Jategaon, where he inaugurated five compressed natural gas (CNG) stations.

“There is a huge amount of biomass available in terms of urban waste and other types of waste, including plastic. The urban waste from Pune city and districts can be utilised for electricity generation,” said Pradhan, adding that companies like Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) and Torrent Group must take up the social challenge of converting urban waste like garbage into a useful utility like electricity.


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Smart Grid Bulletin August 2020

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