Clean sweep: Legacy waste at Gurugram landfill to go
Haryana govt orders Chief Secretary to identify two more landfill sites CHANDIGARH: In a move towards resolving the ‘‘legacy waste,” the Haryana government on Friday directed officers to expedite the processing of such waste at the Bandhwari landfill site in Gurugram. They were also instructed to ensure that the entire legacy waste be processed by November.
In a virtual meeting, Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal also ordered the identifying and finalising of two more landfill sites in Gurugram. Officers of urban local bodies, municipal corporations of Gurugram and Faridabad participated. To effectively manage the fresh waste in Faridabad, the officers informed in the meeting that decentralized waste processing facilities with a capacity of 890 Tonne per day (TPD) are being established by the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad MCF) at various sites.
It was further apprised that the work of fresh waste processing facility at the Mujhari landfill site is likely to commence within the next 15 days over 4 acres of land. This site being developed at a cost of Rs 171.95 lakh, will have a capacity of processing 259 TPD. Another waste processing site at Pratapgarh is also being developed over 4 acres of land with the capacity of 250 TPD at a cost of Rs 167.67 lakh. Kaushal further directed the officers to ensure timely disposal of Refuse-Derived Fuel by utilising GPS-enabled vehicles.
This initiative aims to enhance the efficiency, transparency, and accountability in RDF disposal processes. Kaushal stressed the need to increase daily waste processing capacity in Bandhwari site and asked the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Gurugram to fix timelines for each activity and designate officers responsible for achieving the targets.
The officers of municipal corporation, Gurugram assured the Chief Secretary that the balance 25,000 Metric tonnes of RDF will be disposed off at the JBM Waste-to-Energy plant facility in Murthal by September 30. Waste processing facilities being made To effectively manage the fresh waste in Faridabad, the officers informed in the meeting that decentralized waste processing facilities with a capacity of 890 Tonne per day are being established by the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) at various sites. (THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)