BMC To Power Street Lights From Garbage

Mumbai generates over 7,700 ton of garbage every day. Hardly a fraction of it is segregated at source even though the BMC has set target of doing so and generating power out of biodegradable waste. Though achieving the BMC’s ambitious target seems a distant dream now, residents of Pali Hill in the western suburb of Bandra have shown a light. As many as 68 street lights in this area will be soon lit with the biogas generating out of about a ton of locally collected waste. Even though the resident’s association has Bollywood luminaries and highly influential personalities on board, it took them more than two years to see the project through.