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Environment clearance for Mumbai’s first waste to energy plant

The Environment Ministry of India has given environment clearance to the first Waste to Energy Plant at Deonar, Govandi in Mumbai. BMC is proposing a 600 MT/day plant on the oldest 12.19 hectare dumping ground in the city. The cost of this project is Rs 504 crore and will generate about 4 MW of electricity. However, experts and locals are concerned about the health and pollution effects in the area due to the plant. Environmentalists are also concerned about the poor success of the Waste to Energy plant. Because according to a report by the Center for Science and Environment (CSE), one such plant was set up in Timarpur, Delhi in 1987, but it was soon shut down.

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