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Okhla composting plant earns Rs.25 lakh as carbon credits

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2013

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s composting plant in Okhla received Rs.25 lakh as carbon credits from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The plant, which has been set up under a Public Private Partnership model with Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited, has processed two lakh tonnes of municipal solid waste into high compost through aerobic composting technology.

IL&FS Environment is preparing a programme to upgrade this plant. In this programme there will be a facility to produce refuse derived fuel in an eco-friendly manner in order to reduce the rejects. The fertilizer produced from this plant is in accordance to the specification of Fertilizers Control Order and is used in the direction of increasing organic food production, according to a statement from SDMC.

The amount was handed over to the civic body’s Commissioner by IL&FS’ Managing Director Mahesh Babu. SDMC is trying to install this kind of localised plant which converts 500 tonnes municipal solid waste into compost, said a statement from the civic body.