India generates about 1,45,128 tons of waste daily (around 53 million tons annually) and, on an average, 46 percent of it is processed daily.
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been promoting Waste to Energy programme to recover energy in the form of Biogas/ BioCNG/Power from urban, industrial and agriculturalwastes.
Under the programme, 184 No. of Waste to Energy plants based on urban, industrial and agricultural wastes have been set up in private sector with an aggregate capacity of 315.24MWeq.
This was informed by Minister of State (I/C) for New and Renewable Energy and Power Shri R. K Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.