Union Government plans to produce power, compost from solid waste under Swachh Bharat Mission

Union Urban Development Ministry has announced crucial policy changes to allow generation of electricity and compost from municipal solid waste.

It was announced by the Ministry on the occasion of first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched on 2 October 2014.

The Ministry is also finalising the pricing model for the compost produced out of city trash which would be sold to farmers on subsidised rates.

Other Ministries involved in this project

Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers will forward proposal before Cabinet to provide Market Development Assistance on sale of city compost to farmers.

Union Ministry of Power is also in the process of amending the Electricity Act 2003 to enable mandatory purchase of power generated from municipal solid waste. It will also finalise a tariff rate that would help waste to energy projects to sustain in the market.

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