Guntur will soon see the rise of cutting edge technology sprucing up on its expanse. A 15 Mega Watt waste-to-energy plant, one of the country’s largest commercial waste-to-energy facility is soon to be set up at Naidupet village in Guntur district.
A 20-acre stretch of land has been identified for this project in the midst of hills lining the Guntur-Chilakaluripet National Highway No 5 . The site is located far away from residential colonies.
This could also be the second biggest waste-to-energy facility after the 16 MW Timarpur Okhla Waste Management Plant in Delhi. There is a new hope for the feasibility of such projects in the long run. Commercial firms have been slowly emerging in this sector with a Rs. 1.5 crore subsidy per MW as provided by the New and Renewable Energy Ministry.
Designed by JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd., this plant is being planned to built for processing over 1,200 Metric Tonnes of solid waste from nine municipalities in Guntur and Krishna districts. Tenali, Tadepalli, Mangalagiri, Sattenapalli, Chilakaluripet, Vinukonda and Narsaraopet municipalities are also partners in this massive project.