The Urban and Industrial waste based power projects have been witnessing upward trend in recent years driven by increasing investments from private sector and ongoing government initiatives to promote generation of power from urban and industrial waste. The overall installed capacity of grid connected waste power projects surpassed 70 MW by end of 2011 as compare to more than 90 MW of off grid waste base power projects.
Considering the huge potential to convert waste to energy in India, the Ministry of Environment and Forests had formulated the Municipal Solid Wastes Management and Handling Rules in 2000. Waste to Energy is understood as a renewable technology, and comes under the overall guidance and facilitation of the Ministry of Non Renewable Energy of India, which has announce finacila incentives and assistance programme in.
The research report "India Urban & Industrial Waste to Energy Market" gives an overview on the various aspects related to waste based power generation scenario in India. It helps reader to analyze the urban and industrial based power generation potential across various states in India, the current scenario of off grid and grid connected waste based power projects, financial incentives given by government during FY 12 and the key challenges to be resolved for uninterrupted growth of the waste based power generation in India.