May 05, 2022 Rs 287 crore approved for Amritsar waste-to-energy plant The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has given the nod for the waste-to-energy plant, where electricity would be produced from garbage. The energy plant would be set up at the dumping ground site in Bhagtanwala. Municipal Corporation officials claimed that the government would spend Rs287 crore on the project and it is being expected that the work would be initiated within the next few months. The detailed project report has been sent to the Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC), which would further set the price of power with the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA). The government had proposed the plant in 2016 and the bioremediation of garbage was under process to remove the garbage to clear the ground for the plant. Area residents were worried about the processing of garbage following health concerns in the adjoining areas. The Punjab Pollution Control Board will keep a regular check on the project and assured recommended height of chimneys and air filters. Municipal Corporation (MC) officials claimed that the residents of nearby localities would get a major relief after the plant gets functional.