Fate of waste to energy project hangs in air in UP

June 27, 2017

A US-based company has expressed its ire over the excessive delay on the part of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government, with regards to setting up of the multi-crore-rupee waste-to-energy (WTE) project.

Expressing his disappointment over the lackluster attitude of the incumbent UP government, the President of the American company, Renewable Energy Alternatives, Bernard Schmidt, said that his people were dejected as the Akhilesh Yadav-led UP government failed to pay heed to their offer of funding the project 100%, as well as operating and maintaining the cost of the project for the first five to ten years.

He added that despite making lucrative offers to the UP government, with regards to the setting up of a small pilot plant of 25 MW, which would have become operational by the end of 2014, there was indifference on the part of the former.

It was in the month of June that the company had made a presentation before the State’s Urban Development Minister, Azam Khan and at that point of time the government had shown positive signs about the project and had said that it would give them permission to survey different sites for building the plant.

Speaking in defense of the government, Special Secretary, Urban development, Sri Parkash Singh said that the project was in a lurch, as the company failed to cooperate with the State government. It was in January that the UP government had first approved its first-ever solar energy policy, under which it aimed to produce 500 MW capacity power from Solar by March 2017.

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