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The scheme was also aimed to help control the environmental pollution. – AP Photo

KARACHI: A project has been prepared to generate electricity from garbage, solid waste. The scheme was also aimed at help control the environmental pollution.

An official said that in this connection a delegation led by Khalil Ahmed, ambassador-at-large-, met with the Sindh Chief Secretary, Ghulam Ali Pasha.

The delegation also included the Chinese experts in this very technology. It was pointed out that 96 megawatt of electricity would be generated from the disposal of the garbage and other solid waste.

The Chief Secretary asked the officials of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) that an effective strategy should be chalked out in this connection so that after devising necessary rules and regulations and approval, the electricity should be generated.

The project would be pursued by the officials of the Shanghai Environmental Protection Company, the Government of Sindh and the CDGK, it was announced here on Sunday by an official statement of Sindh Chief Secretary's office.

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Ali S Feb 14, 2011 05:30pm
Great to see this finally happening here, in developed countries they've had incinerators for quite a while now that use indisposable trash as fuel. Hopefully they are state-of-the-art and include scrubbers and other pollution control technologies. But there also needs to be a recycling program - and more awareness of recycling (the media should do its part) - to make this work: not only do recycled goods use less energy to produce, they are also cheaper to buy and this may also have economic benefits. Wasting recyclable products costs everyone in the long run. Anyway, it's still a long way from the trash that we see burning on the streets everyday - sad, when it could be used as fuel.
ad mangrio Feb 14, 2011 10:06pm
it is good step to introduce technology in solid waste management to fulfil the energy requirements. it is also important to migate the environment pollution.
anu Feb 27, 2011 08:36pm
Its really a wonderful idea. Hope it will be implied in all developing countries, so no more stingy air.
pulak mani kakati Feb 28, 2011 03:04pm
I really like this idea of generating electricity from garbage.I want to involve myself in this.Therefore I want to know the process by which I can start something like this.Hope I will get the rply.thanks