According to reports, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has proposed to set-up 10 biogas plants to generate power from wet garbage on pilot basis. The power generated will be used for street lights.
“The estimated cost of each project is Rs 1 crore. The PCMC will construct these plants at its own expense. If the plants are successful then the civic body will construct more such plants in other areas”, Kulkarni said.
He said, “The civic body will be starting the implementation of garbage segregation at source at the beginning of the coming year. This will provide wet garbage to the civic body which will be utilised to prepare bio-gas. We expect to get around 100 tonnes of wet garbage per day through garbage segregation at source.”
He said that the environment department will be preparing a proposal for the construction of the bio-gas plants and seek the approval of the municipal commissioner for including these projects in next year’s municipal budget.