Ragpickers oppose waste to energy plants

Say studies have shown that Indian waste is unfit for the purpose. With the fear of losing their means of living looming over them, waste pickers from across the country have opposed Delhi government’s plan to install three waste to energy plants in the city. “How can the proposed energy generation of 40 MW justify the loss of 350,000 jobs,” asks Dharmendra Yadav, general secretary of All India Kachra Sharamail Mahasang (AIKSM) which organised a state-level meet of waste pickers on December 22. for full text: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi, Energy plants, Ghazipur, incineration, Indian municipal solid waste, Jindal group, Municipal Solid Waste Rules, Narela-Bawana, Okhla, Timarpur, Waste Disposal, Waste pickers

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