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Relaxed norms to boost waste-to-energy plants

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2017

Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, July 17 2017:- Activities such as segregation, composting, refuse-derived fuel (RFD) making and setting up of waste-to-energy plants up to 15 megawatt capacity at existing landfill sites, don't require green clearance, the Union environment and forests ministry has said. This is likely to reduce the time taken for setting up of such plants by at least six months. Composting, wasteto-energy and RFD making are crucial to manage the mountains of solid waste piled up in and around urban areas. State governments and municipal bodies need to expedite setting up of these facilities considering a little over two years is left to achieve complete sanitation by October 2019 under the Swachh Bharat initiative.

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