The Okhla Compost Plant in Delhi is a part of the Integrated Scientific Waste Management Scheme for Delhi. In May 2007 IL&FS signed a Concession Agreement with Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to rehabilitate the Okhla compost plant with carbon finance support. The plant has to date processed over 265,000 tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and continues to divert over 200 tons of waste daily from dumpsites.
The compost produced by the plant is used by farmers for rejuvenating soil productivity that has been affected due to overuse of chemical fertilizers. As per a study 67% of the soil in the country is low in organic carbon.
Burning of waste and non-scientific processing is a significant contributor to the huge pollution related problem of the city of Delhi, with the PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels being exponentially higher than the norms. The Okhla Plant by scientifically processing the waste into compost greatly helps in alleviating this problem.
The CERs generated by the Okhla Compost Plant not only provide additionality by mitigating methane emissions from dumpsites, but also provide benefits to the host communities from health, social and environmental aspects.
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