Waste to Energy

Current scenario

  • The study finds that emissions from coal plants results in 80,000 to 115,000 premature deaths and more than 20 million asthma cases from exposure to total PM 10 pollution.
  • The study estimates the monetary cost associated with these health impacts exceeds Rs.16,000 to 23,000 crores annually.
  • India was the third largest emitter of carbon dioxide in 2009 at after China and the United States.