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Power generation from medical, e-waste?

delhi Updated: Aug 05, 2011 01:24 IST
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After experimenting generation of power from garbage, the Delhi government now wants to try and explore whether electricity can be generated from medical and electronic waste in the Capital.

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit admitted that power in the Capital has become expensive and there was a need for change in mindset.

The government was working on partnership with other states to set up coal power projects to meet the electricity requirements of the city which most of the time depends on the national grid, Dikshit said here.

"We have decided to shut down two coal-based power plants in the city and replace them with as many gas-based power plants which will generate a total of 2250 MW electricity," she told at a seminar 'Green India, Clean India'.

The chief minister said the government is experimenting generating power from garbage. "We should also see whether the medical and electronic waste can be used to generate electricty... We have to see that aspect too," she said, adding that power is becoming very costly in the Capital.

Dikshit said her government has made the city 25% greener in the past eight years and would increase it to 33% in the next couple of years.

Haryana industries minister Randeep Singh Surjewala said the centre should bring a National Renewable Energy Management Act that will lay down broad parameters on the sector.