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Delhiā€™s Own Power Station
We will put up Delhi's own power station at the pithead and comprehensively solve Delhi's electricity problem in the long run by being able to meet peak power consumption of 6200MW. We will also ensure that the Rajghat and Bawana plant are efficiently utilized.
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Delhi government is planning to convert the Rajghat Power Plant into a waste-to-energy plant, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday. The proposal was discussed on Wednesday in a meeting of the inter-ministerial task force appointed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to tackle the issue of pollution and garbage disposal in the city. "Delhi produces at least 10,000 tonnes of garbage every day while we don't have capacity to process even half of it," Jain said. He added that the proposal to convert Rajghat Power Plant into a waste-to-energy plant was discussed with the three municipal corporations. "They all agreed with the plan. It is a viable option and the site is ideal as it is accessible from all three municipalities. We are thinking about starting with a capacity of 4,000 tonnes," Jain said. "If we do that, we would have enough capacity to at least process the new garbage that is generated every day," he added. Jain said the committee also discussed plans to start small waste processing plants in vegetable markets, residential societies, hotels and the like. "By doing that, there will be no need to transport garbage to the landfill sites. Our goal is to build a capacity to process more waste than we generate," he said. "We don't want to dump more garbage on landfill sites. The only option is to process the waste," he added.

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DJB is making all its facilitie solar powered wherever possible and has started with its Headquarters at Jhandewalan.

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Soon, the Delhi Secretariat will be the first state secretariat in the country to run completely on solar energy, with the government planning to set up a 3 MW ground-based solar power plant at Indraprastha power station. The government has partnered with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to set up the plant on a vacant plot in the power station.

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The AAP-led government has taken a step towards making the capital self sufficient in power generation and is banking on enhancing generation by up to 4,000MW by establishing a coal-based power plant in another state. Delhi power minister Satyendar Jain recently met Union power minister Piyush Goyal over the government's proposal for a coal block allocation for Delhi. Speaking to TOI, Jain said, "We would prefer a coal block allocation in central or western India, but that is up to the Centre. Our aim is to look at short-term and long-term solutions for Delhi's power crisis. Building up the state's internal generation is part of our long-term plan. The Centre is supportive of our proposal and we hope to have a coal-based plant in another five to six years."

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