Gurugram, Apr 13 (PTI) A power plant costing Rs 502 crore will be constructed in village Bandhwari of Gurugram district to generate electricity from waste under the Integrated Solid Waste Management Scheme.

To be set up by August 2019, this plant would generate 25 MW of electricity.

Laying the foundation stone of the plant in Bandhwari village today, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said it would be installed by fulfilling the conditions laid down by the National Green Tribunal.

Among the announcements made by the chief minister for Bandhwari village today were waiving of house tax in villages included in the Municipal Corporation (MC) area for the next five years, half of the expenses on their domestic power supply to be borne by the MC, and a four-km road to be constructed from Sector-58 till village Baliyavas.

Khattar said he had waived house tax in those villages which had been included in the MC area for one year but for the people of village Bandhwari, this waiver would be for five years. The chief minister later flagged off a mobile dispensary van.

Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said the plant in Bandhwari would be one of its kind in the country.

She said the state has been divided into 15 clusters.

Plants would be installed in Gurugram and Sonipat clusters to generate electricity from waste.

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