Andhra Pradesh Minister for municipal administration Botsa Satyanarayana stated that the Jindal Waste to Energy Plant with 15MW capacity in Guntur would start its operations by next month.
Only 10 per cent of the works for the plant was completed during the term of the Telugu Desam government, but the YSRC gave top priority to the completion of the works, he said and added that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is expected to open the Waste-to-Energy Plant with 15 MW capacity in Guntur.
Satyanarayana said two waste-to-energy plants were under construction, one in Guntur and the other in Visakhapatnam.
Jindal urban waste management project president M.M. Chari said that 100 per cent of the works of machinery installation and plant had been completed and what remained to be done was to give connectivity to the electricity sub-station. There is a need for water supply to the plant and they are ready to launch the plant in 20 days if connectivity is provided, he added.
The minister said waste would be collected from Guntur, Vijayawada, Tenali, Chilakaluripet, Sattenapalli, Mangalagiri, Narasaraopet, Ponnur and Tadepalli for the Guntur plant. The plant would generate 15MW power and the government would purchase this from the plant.