Source: The post is based on the article “Govt issues rules for waste-to-energy plan” published in Livemint on 5th November 2022.
What is the News?
The Government of India has issued guidelines for rolling out its waste-to-energy programme.
What is a Waste-to-energy Programme?
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Aim: To help companies in the production of Biogas, BioCNG and power from urban, industrial, and agricultural wastes and residues.
The programme is part of an umbrella scheme called the National Bioenergy Programme.
Implementing Agency: Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency(IREDA)
Under the scheme, the government will offer Central Financial Assistance(CFA) to project developers while implementing agencies including inspection firms will be paid service charges for commissioning the waste-to-energy plants.
– If the waste-to-energy plants are set up in special category states such as the North East, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Uttarakhand, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the eligible CFA will be 20% higher than the standard CFA pattern.