Himachal Pradesh will enter into collaboration with a Denmark-based organisation, Cleantech Cluster, for the scientific disposal of solid waste and e-waste being generated in the state. The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Copenhagen-based organisation in the middle of this month.

The organisation has expertise in proper waste disposal and generation of energy from solid waste and other garbage. The possibility of a similar tie-up with Germany is also being explored so that the latest technology in the field can be introduced in the state.

A team from Copenhagen had recently made a presentation, giving details of the areas in which they were working. Representatives of all municipal councils in the state and the Shimla Municipal Corporation had been invited to the presentation as they would be the target beneficiaries.

Cleantech Cluster will not only help the state in the scientific disposal of solid waste, but will also provide technology for the generation of power from garbage. Seventeen per cent of the total power requirement in Denmark is being met through this means. It is due to a lot of similarities between Denmark and Himachal Pradesh that the technology being adopted there has been found to be suitable for being replicated here.