Bangladesh Government Explores Waste-to-Energy Solutions in India

The Government of Bangladesh is exploring innovative pathways to achieve energy security in a sustainable manner. To that effort, initiatives are underway to introduce waste to energy in the country – GIZ Bangladesh is also supporting the Government in this regard by conducting a feasibility study for a proposed waste to energy plant with waste sourced from three upazillas (Keraniganj, Dohar and Nawabganj).

To explore successful waste to energy practices in India, Policy Advisory for Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (PAP) organised a Study Visit during 2-7 October 2023.

The delegation included Mr. Nirod Chandra Mondal (Joint Secretary, Power Division), Mr. Mohammad Rashedul Amin (Economic Minister of the Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi) and representatives from the upazillas – and other relevant stakeholders.

The team visited the Sustainable Waste Management Plant of Indore, the cleanest city in India; and met with the Commissioner of Indore. In depth discussions were held with local officials to understand how citizens were involved in waste management, and how technology and behaviour change efforts came together to make Indore a success story for India.

The team also had meetings with Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), Gandhinagar, Gujarat and with International Solar Alliance (ISA), New Delhi.

Following the trip, the delegation met with Mr. Nasrul Hamid MP, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, to share their findings and discuss how to implement these ideas in Bangladesh.

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