Dadu Majra to get rid of a heap of rubbish in 4 years: The Tribune India
Chandigarh, March 12
The mountain of waste from the Dadu Majra landfill will be cleared in about four years. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the remaining portion of the landfill will be made next week, while the tender process will be completed by the end of April. Following the process, the bioremediation of the 7.67 lakh metric ton of legacy waste will be achieved in four years.
sort the waste
To ensure that a new landfill does not arrive on site, residents must separate dry and wet waste before handing it over to collectors. “As per the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, processing of mixed waste is not permitted,” Commissioner MC Anindita Mitra said.
Of the total budget, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has taken responsibility for Rs28.02 crore. The first installment of Rs11.36 crore was released in February.
These details were shared by Commissioner MC Anindita Mitra with Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) at an event today.
The clearing of waste in the first part of the landfill is in progress. The 5 lakh metric ton of garbage lying on 25 acres for over 20 years (before 2005) is bio-mined. Although the project has already been delayed, only 60% of the work has been completed in the first part so far.
“We will do that by November this year and get the land back,” Commissioner MC said.
To ensure that a new landfill does not arrive on site, residents must separate dry and wet waste before handing it over to collectors. “According to the solid waste management rules of 2016, the treatment of mixed waste is not allowed,” she said.
The city produces 200 tons of dry waste and 350 tons of wet waste every day. Mitra said: “Over the past four months, we have increased our composting capacity from 70 MT to 120 MT per day. We can take it up to a maximum of 200 MT per day until a new plant appears.
As a temporary measure, the company is spending Rs 6 crore to upgrade and repair the existing dry waste plant until another plant with new technology is put in place. “From July we will be able to process all dry waste, if we get separate waste,” the commissioner added.