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The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has said that it plans to set up a waste-to- energy plant at Tehkhand at a cost of Rs 351 crore.
The SDMC standing committee has approved the project under which 1,200 metric tonnes (MT) of waste would be utilised to generate 15 MW power, which would be sold at Rs 5.5 per unit to earn revenue of Rs 57.81 crore per year, it said.
The Chairman of the standing committee, Shailendra Singh Monty, and SDMC Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel said they expect to get a 14.2-acre piece of land, in the possession of the Cement Corporation, and an additional 35.33 acre near the landfill at Tehkhand to set up the plant.
They said that the Centre has ordered that the lands be handed over to the corporation.