Mayor Prabhat Sahu on Friday said Jabalpur would be the first city in the state to generate 11.5 megawatt electricity from 450 metric tonne garbage generated daily. The power generation is expected to start from next year, he said.
The Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has provided land to a private firm to set up the plant and it was almost in final stage.
The firm has signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) with the state-run MP Power Management Company for supply of 11.5 MW power, he told a press conference. Two cities — Surat and Chennai -- have the facility to generate power from garbage.
The tenure of Sahu will end next month. Sahu faced public wrath in certain localities for poor roads. When asked about the poor roads in these localities, the mayor blamed the MP Road Development Corporation and the district administration for the same. The Corporation was supposed to do maintenance but it has not done.
Following the public wrath the JMC repaired the roads, Sahu claimed. He regretted he was unable to do much for having more fly-over links in the city to decongest traffic in various areas. Sahu hoped the smart city concept initiated by the Centre will facilitate the JMC to take up fly-over links' construction in future.
Sahu said 70% residents in Jabalpur will get round-the-clock water supply in next two-three years for which various steps have been taken and work is in progress. The municipal corporation elections are scheduled to take place next month.