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, 2009
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DIAL garbage for your electricity needs

Source: The Hindustan Times , New Delhi, Date: , 2009

It is developing a world-class international airport complex. It will now produce electricity from garbage. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the company that has taken up the job of transforming Indira Gandhi International Airport, will now set up a municipal solid waste processing complex to generate electricity from household garbage. The power generation plant, which is called a municipal solid waste processing complex, will be set up near the landfill site in Ghazipur in east Delhi. According to senior Delhi government officials, the plant will utilise about 1,300 tonnes of over 7,600 tonnes of solid waste produced in Delhi every day. Officials said about 8-10 Mega Watt (MW) electricity would be generated from this plant using refuse derived fuel technology. “Though the amount of electricity generated at this complex will not be huge, the plant will definitely pave the way for all future endeavours of solid waste management and garbage generation from household waste,” a senior Delhi government official said. Officials said clearances from various agencies concerned including Delhi Pollution Control Committee, Airport Authority of India and the Air Force have already been taken. Confirming the development a DIAL spokesperson said: “This is in line with our policy to go for environment-friendly initiatives. This is a step in the direction of making Delhi a green and clean city.”