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Waste-to-Energy Plants Have Mostly Failed in India

ISRI: India’s Lockdown is Impacting Recycling Operations

The first waste-to-energy plant built in India was set up in 1987.

This plant went on to only function for 20 days, despite costing Rs 20 crore or about 2,502,874 USD. A similar tale can be told for the 14 plants built in the country since 1987, seven of which are no longer in use.

These repeated failures have begged citizens of the country to ask the question: why does India keep investing in this form of waste management?

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