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Gurugram likely to get alternate landfill for waste processing

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GURUGRAM: Urban local bodies (ULB) minister Kamal Gupta on Friday said he will put forward the proposal of an alternate landfill site for the disposal of Gurugram’s civic waste before chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. On a visit to the Bandhwari landfill on Friday, he asked the city mayor to submit a proposal so that he can discuss it with the CM.
“The proposal should be sent to me in time. I will discuss the proposal with the CM the same day I receive it,” said Gupta. The minister also enquired how much land would be needed for the landfill site. On this, the officials present said around 50 acres of land would be required. The existing landfill site in Bandhwari is spread across 28 acres.
Mayor Madhu Azad told Gupta that Bandhwari is also accommodating fresh waste from Faridabad and requested him to direct Faridabad to manage their own waste. On this, the minister said, “Faridabad is like Gurugram’s younger brother,” adding that it is wrong to place such a request since he is the ULB minister of the entire state.
Gupta started the visit by asking about the amount of fresh waste dumped at the landfill site every day. MCG consultant (Swachh Bharat Mission) Anil Mehta told him that 2,000 tonnes of waste is dumped daily and there is around 35 lakh tonnes of waste at the landfill at present.
The minister then also asked MCG’s solid waste management concessionaire Ecogreen as to why there was a delay in installing a waste-to-energy plant at the landfill site. To this, the deputy CEO of Ecogreen, Sanjay Sharma, said that the delay in the project was because of the pandemic and environmental clearance. Sharma also appealed to the minister to hold a review meeting over waste management in Gurugram and Faridabad every month.
Officials also told Gupta that the challenge at Bandhwari was that the inflow of waste coming in daily is more than the waste processed there, and unless the inflow is less than the processed waste, the mountain of garbage won’t be reduced.
Credit Source – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/gurugram-likely-to-get-alternate-landfill-for-waste-processing/articleshow/91709919.cms

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