AMAN ARORA BRAINSTORMS TO FIND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO SOLID WASTE
Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) In a bid to find a sustainable solution to municipal solid waste (MSW), Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Mr. Aman Arora emphasized the need to make optimum use of the solid waste to generate green energy and bio-fuel from it. The Minister was holding a threadbare deliberation with representatives of a bio-fuel company and senior officials of the department.
Chairing the meeting at his office here, the Cabinet Minister said that Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government is committed to promoting non-conventional and natural energy sources as the best possible answer to the pollution problem for saving the environment.
While giving a presentation on the feasibility to generate bio-fuels and hydrogen using solid waste, Mr. Aman Arora was apprised that the urban areas of Punjab generated about 3,800 tons per day (TPD) MSW in 2021. Unsegregated MSW remains a major challenge as manual segregation is not possible for these large volumes of MSW, which eventually results in large-scale dumping of waste in landfills.
Showing keen interest to invest in Punjab, Dr. Gurjot Singh, Director BioShakti said that their company has developed a hub & spoke model, wherein unsegregated MSW in nearby urban local bodies will be segregated using an automated process, which will further be converted into an organic-rich fraction and a combustible fraction (RDF) using well-established technologies.