The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has decided to generate electricity using solid waste and sewage water to light up the city's streets.
"The sewage and solid waste that have been creating problems for the civic bodies would now be used to generate electricity. A part of the power generated from the plant would be used for the street lights," JMC officials said.
The project would generate 8,000 units per day and the plant would have 60-80 percent efficiency level.
The initiative would be funded under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
The project is expected to come up by the end of 2009 and JMC has already received four bids, the officials said, adding that a special sewage treatment plant would be set up in Pratap Nagar area of the city for the purpose.
"JMC would generate power through sewage water by moving the shaft of the plant. Besides generating electricity plant would also purify the sewage water," they said.