The waste to energy plant which was to be built at the waste management plant situated at Shishambada in Dehradun is likely to be shifted to Roorkee. Municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey stated that there were some issues regarding the construction of the waste to energy plant in the city from the government level which is why the plant is likely to get constructed in Roorkee.
Pandey said, “There were some issues regarding the construction of the waste to energy plant in Dehradun so it may likely get shifted to Roorkee. The Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) which is getting stored in the waste management plant may also get transferred to Roorkee.”
It is important to mention that the company which was about to build the waste to energy plant in the Dehradun, Ramky has No-Objection Certificates (NOC) from the various departments concerned. The final file was stuck with the state government. The project which would cost about Rs 1.20 crore would also lead to recruitment of 150 youth in Dehradun. The construction of the waste to energy plant was to take nearly 16 months but as the plant is getting shifted to Roorkee the completion of the project may take longer now.
Observers state that the project is getting shifted to another area as the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun is seeking the share in income from the RDF which was not possible if the plant gets constructed in Dehradun.
Project head of Ramky in Dehradun Mohit Dwivedi said, “We are not aware of any such information so far. In my knowledge, a meeting was to be held soon regarding the construction of the waste to energy plant. The main purpose of constructing the plant here is the disposal of RDF so the plant is likely to be constructed in Dehradun. We have NOCs from all the departments concerned and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed regarding this. The final clearance is left with the government.”