EAC grants environmental clearance for the expansion of Okhla WtE plant in Delhi

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change has recommended granting environmental clearance for the expansion of the Okhla waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Delhi.

The Timarpur-Okhla Waste Management Company, a private company owned by Jindal Group, operates the WtE plant which produces 23 MW electricity by burning municipal solid waste. It has now sought permission to increase the power generation capacity by an additional 17 MW.  From its current capacity of processing 1,950 tonnes per day (tpd) of waste, the expansion will involve the processing of an additional 1,000 tpd of waste, taking the total to around 2,950 tpd.