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Punjab to produce power from solid waste

Written By krishna on Thursday, June 23, 2011 | 3:24 AM

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the state government has chalked out a programme for scientific disposal of solid waste, for which the state has been divided into eight zones. Talking to mediapersons after a Sangat Darshan in Jalalabad, the deputy chief minister said private companies would set up solid waste processing plants under which power, manure and plastic would be manufactured. He said the companies would themselves organise door-to-door collection of solid waste, which would then be transported to centralised processing plants. The project would also make cities free of open dumping grounds.

Sukhbir said the uninterrupted power supply had ensured paddy transplantation was going on across the state without any glitch. The state government was also offering huge subsidies to farmers for mechanised transplanters, he added. Sukhbir said Captain Amarinder Singh, was ignorant of development projects because of his “prolonged absence” from the state.

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