The Metropolitan cities - Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Pune & Surat in India, have a population of 89.6 million that generate 9.8 million tonnes of waste per year. The daily waste generated in these cities is about 26,800 tonnes.

About 40% of the waste generated per day is combustible and can be converted into energy. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is providing Central Financial Assistance for setting up of Waste to Energy projects based on Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes / Residues including Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). In addition, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is implementing Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) which also provides a viability gap funding of 35% for setting up or refurbishment waste to energy plants.

Presently, five projects of 66.4 MW are operational and generating power from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and running successfully in Solapur, Maharashtra; Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh; and New Delhi, which are able to process about 4516 tonnes MSW per day.

Under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), 48 MSW based plants with cumulative installed capacity of 412.5 MW are under construction.

  • Details of operational MSW power plant
  • Details of under construction projects under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)