Every city in India, generates a lot of garbage, and Chennai is no exception. Garbage disposal is a huge problem for most Indian cities, and usually adopt the option of disposing their garbage through landfills, Indian cities don’t usually adopt incinerator, since its an expensive option.
The Hyderabad Corporation decided it is a viable to generate power from garbage. They decided to convert garbage into “pellets of refuse derived fuel, under high pressure” which would be used as fuel to generate power. Now the Hyderabad corporation, decided for some strange reason that it makes sense to separate the pellet making operation and the power plant, this escalated costs and rendered the plant uneconomical.