MoHUA signs MOU with Engineers India Limited: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Engineers India (EIL) to develop waste-to-energy and bio-methanation projects in cities with million-plus population, in alignment with the ‘Green Growth’ goals. Budget 2023-2024 focuses on deployment of 500 new waste-to-wealth plants under the GOBARdhan scheme with an investment size of Rs 10,000 crore.
February 2023 Current Affairs Quiz
Reason: To develop Waste to Energy and bio-methanation projects in cities with a population of millions plus.
These two projects will integrate the concept of circularity in waste management by producing green energy from municipal solid waste (dry and wet waste). The by-products, such as electricity will also help in achieving the sustainability of waste management operations.