DTV Raghu Rama Swamy works with MoUD on the Waste-to-Energy project

02 June 2016


Prof. DTV Raghu Rama Swamy is actively working with the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in the ‘Waste-to-Energy (WtE)’ project under the Swachh Bharat Mission initiated by Government of India where he identified the suitable projects for solid waste management which can be implemented through public-private partnership (PPP) mode along with other initiatives.

Last year, Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) partnered to prepare a report titled 'Towards Swachh Bharat: Creating Demand & Building Partnerships'. Prof. DTV Raghu Rama Swamy, Director, School of Infrastructure, contributed towards the preparation of the report which was released by Honorable Minister, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu and intended to understand the scope and scale of the sanitation sector from the private sector viewpoint.

The report focused on two aspects - Scope for industry participation in sanitation, and innovative practices and techniques implemented for better-quality sanitation.

Prof. Rama Swamy contributed towards the sector analysis focusing on the financing of the Swachh and Clean India. He also endeavored to apprehend the potential role of the private sector and industry contribution in sanitation sector, with a stance to increase the participation of the private sector and industry.

In continuation with his efforts towards ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ initiated by Government of India, Prof. DTV Raghu has been extensively involved in the Ministry of Urban Development’s (MoUD) key project ‘Waste-to-Energy (WtE)' and has contributed towards its various research related aspects.

Waste-to-Energy (WtE) project revolves around the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste. His key contributions are as under:

  • Engagement with key stakeholders of the project for developing and structuring the ‘Waste-to-Energy' project

  • Identifying the projects which can be implemented through public-private partnership (PPP) mode as suitable in municipal solid waste management.

  • Assisting the Government in laying out draft contract documents and key performance indicators for the ‘Waste to Energy’ project.

  • Providing technical comments on different reports for the selected solid waste management proposals.