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India’s First Governmental Waste to Energy Plant

Published on January 29, 2020
Current context: Indian Railways has commissioned the country’s first governmental Waste to Energy Plant in Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop at Bhubaneswar in East Coast Railway.
India’s First Governmental Waste to Energy Plant 
  • The Waste to Energy Plant has a capacity of 500 Kg of waste per day and has been constructed in three months.
  • It is a patented technology called POLYCRACK, with the heterogeneous catalytic process which converts multiple feedstocks into hydrocarbon liquid fuels, gas, carbon and water.
  • The Waste to Energy Plant is first-of-its-kind in Indian Railways and fourth in India.
  • The process is a closed-loop system and does not emit any hazardous pollutants.
  • The POLYCRACK technology has been awarded the Best innovation Gold Medal in 2007 by Lockheed Martin, Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • Total plant installation cost: Rs 1.79 crore.
  • Estimated income from the by-products : Rs 17.5 Lakhs per annum
  • Capacity: 500kg/ Batch


Q.1 The Indian Railways has commissioned its first Waste to Energy Plant at ________________? 
a. Bhopal
b. Bhubaneswar
c. Varanasi
d. Hyderabad
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