Bhagalpur may commission a waste-to-energy plant

Activists say similar plants elsewhere in the country are lying defunct. The small municipality of Bhagalpur in Bihar is considering setting up a waste-to-energy plant in the city. On February 19, the city municipal corporation selected one of the proposals submitted to it to manage the city's waste. The proposals were submitted in response to a request sent out by the municipality in December last year. The proposal under consideration is based on private-public partnership model that promises to generate three megawatts (MW) electricity. Municipal officials say they are “investigating the technology”. Activists are opposing the proposal and cite examples of all defunct waste-to-energy plants in the country. for full text: