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JBM inks pact with Haryana for Rs 176 cr power plant

PTI | New Delhi |


Haryana government is keen to embrace eco-friendly technologies in areas like waste-to- energy and e-mobility in a bid to protect environment, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here today.

He was addressing a ceremony where JBM Group forayed into waste-to-energy sector with signing of concession agreement with Haryana government to build and operate a 5 MW power plant in Sonepat that will treat 500 tonnes of municipal waste per day.

The project will be developed by JBM Environment Management at an investment of Rs 176 crore and will entail door-to-door collection of waste, its transportation, construction and operation of the power plant.

Khattar said: “Haryana is moving ahead on its objective of being a flag bearer of Swachh Bharat Mission. We are looking at multiple areas like waste-to-energy, integrated solid waste management, e-mobility, etc where we can adopt environment-friendly technologies”.

JBM Group has roped in Europes leading company EKOLOG which has experience in operating integrated waste management systems in Europe and Asia.

The power plant will be spread across 20 acres in Sonepat for which the land has been allotted by the state government.

The project will help dispose of 500 tonnes of solid waste per day generated from Sonepat cluster comprising Sonepat, Panipat, Samalkha and Gannaur.

Principal Secretary, Directorate of Urban Local Bodies of Haryana, Anand Mohan Saransaid:”Swachh Bharat is our prime focus aiming towards creating a clean and green environment for the local residents and the state at large.

This is one of many steps that we have undertaken in the year of Swarn Jayanti of Haryana.”