Delhi to set up plants to generate energy from garbage

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Delhi will set up two plants to generate energy from solid waste, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Wednesday.

She said a plant will be set up in Okhla and another at Ghazipur.

The plants would ‘help in proper disposal of most of the solid waste’, Dikshit said at a function organised by TERI and the ministry of new and renewable energy.

She said the government has made it mandatory to install solar water heaters in big establishments, hotels, restaurants, office buildings and hospitals and on all buildings coming up in an area over 500 square metres.