NTPC has been at the forefront of Agro Residue and Municipal Solid Waste Management, to give the capital and NCR cleaner air. NTPC pro-actively ran a pilot project to use biomass for power generation, which proved that biomass conversion into power is a viable solution to better air quality. The intent is to generate power while keeping India’s environment healthy while we contribute to the Swachh Bharat programme”, Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C)- Power and New & Renewable Energy, said, while speaking at the inauguration of NTPC’s two –day conference on “Agro Residue and Municipal Solid Waste to Power: Challenges and Way Ahead for India.
He said, “Our long-term social objective is that of a healthier planet and there are costs attached to attain this objective. Our intent is to design policies so that our long-term social goals are met for clean India. Agro residue and municipal solid waste can both be used for power generation, we just need to address the challenges to optimally leverage this process.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri A.K. Bhalla, Secretary Power, GOI said, “NTPC is the flagship company of the whole country and I would like to complement the NTPC management for bringing in the spirit of innovation to tackle these issues for a clean environment. I believe this conference is an ideal platform for all stakeholders to collate and interact on imperatives and issues facing the sector and use them at power projects on the Pan-India basis. The key takeaways from this conference are going to pave a path for progression and a change for the better tomorrow. We extend our full support for this initiative
Sharing his thoughts on the conference, Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC said, “This initiative was started sometime back when we faced an issue with the city’s air-quality last year in the month of October. Our ministry proactively came out with the policy framework where we worked cohesively to provide a viable solution towards segregating and optimally utilizing Agro Residue and other solid -wastes.