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NTPC To Set Up Solid Waste Management Plant In Varanasi

Varanasi Nagar Nigam has allocated about 20 acres of land at Ramana for setting up the plant.

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NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited, a subsidiary of NTPC, has signed an agreement with Varanasi Nagar Nigam for setting up a Waste to Energy (WTE) plant worth Rs 180 crore. 

NVVN has placed the order for EPC contract work at the plant today for the fast execution of the project. The plant is expected to be a milestone for Varanasi towards Atmanirbhar Bharat using the latest indigenous Make in India technology for solid waste management in the country.  

The agreement was signed between NVVN and the Additional Municipal Commissioner of Varanasi, Dushyant Kumar Maurya. 

"The plant with a waste segregation facility of 600- 800 tonne per day of municipal solid waste will be installed under the project. Further, this waste will be processed and fed into the reactor to produce torrefied charcoal," as per the official statement. 

The torrefied charcoal which is similar to natural coal can be successfully blended with fuel in thermal power plants to produce electricity. The process is environment friendly as the temperature is lower than other technologies, due to which there are no toxic emissions.

Recently, NVVN signed a similar agreement with Bhopal Municipal Corporation.

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