Waste Management – SWM Rules, EWM Rules, etc

Centre makes it mandatory for power firms to buy from solid waste plants


  1. Context: Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Mission
  2. Background: About 1.68 lakh tonnes of solid waste is collected across the country
  3. What’s in the news? – It is mandatory for power distribution companies to buy electricity from power plants fuelled by solid waste
  4. Why? – Power discoms were not willing to buy electricity from solid waste-run power plants
  5. Objective: To generate 700 megawatts of electricity from solid waste-run plants in the next 5 years

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