Waste recycling offers Rs 5L cr opportunity, says Gadkari
Gadkari said the policy can create huge employment potential and can bolster the country's economic growth.
"Economy of this waste recycling is of more than Rs 5 lakh crore. It has huge potential...NITI Aayog can formulate a waste recycling policy. This policy will see the economic transformation of the country and create huge employment potential," Gadkari said addressing an international conference on 'Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling' at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra here.
He said there are 12 thermal power plants along the sides of the Ganga river and the power ministry has issued an order making it mandatory for plants within 50 km distance of the Ganga to use recycled water.
"These are the new things which are going to create a great impact on our environment, economy and at the same time, it is going to lead to the socio-economic transformation process. If we can formulate the policy for waste ... This can be useful for creation of employment and eradication of poverty," the minister said.
He said his department has made the use of 10 percent plastic or rubber in bitumen roads mandatory and notification will be out in three-four days.
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