Governor starts the work of legacy waste bioremediation at Daddumajra dumpsite
MCC to clear 7.67 lacs metric tons legacy waste at the cost of 68 crs
Chandigarh, September 28:- Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh today inaugurated the project of legacy waste bioremediation and land recovery at Dadumajra dumpsite, here today in the presence of Smt. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, UT, Chandigarh, Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Sh. Dharam Pal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh and other dignitaries and prominent people of city beautiful.
The work of bio-mining at the site measuring 8 acres of land fill site having 7.67 lacs metric tons of legacy waste dumped therein will be completed within 43 months from the date of start by M/s Akanksha Enterprises, a Karnal-based firm at project cost of Rs. 68 crores.
Addressing the gathering, the Governor said that the project will give a big relief to the residents from the foul smell and leachate oozing out of the garbage dump, which is been a major cause of spread of diseases. He said that it is a happy moment for not only the local area residents but also the councilors of Chandigarh who are working together towards Swachhta above party lines and also all the citizens of Chandigarh.
He said that Solid waste management is one of the biggest challenges in the country and the idea of Swachh Bharat Mission would not be achieved until the Municipal Corporations go for scientific disposal for Municipal Solid Waste.
Smt. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament said that the Dadumajra dumping ground spread over an area of 45 acres has been used for dumping of garbage since the past 40-50 years . One land fill site of 20 Acres, wherein 5 lakh metric tons of legacy waste had been lying since a long time, 4.21 lakh metric tons has been processed and in the coming months 15 Acres of land will be re-claimed and the entire work will be completed by 31.03.2023.
She said that the other land fill site measuring 8 Acres has 7.67 Lakh metric tons of legacy waste dumped therein and the project for bio-remediation of the same has been allotted which is starting today. She appreciated the team of MCC for treatment and processing of waste in a segregated manner and efforts made for this.
She said that people’s participation is a must for the city to regain its place as the cleanest city in the country. She added that the legacy mining would not only help residents in Dadumajra but also people residing in nearby sectors.
Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor Chandigarh said that the existing MC Solid Waste Plant is being upgraded to process 200 metric tons of dry and wet waste which will start functioning by next month. The capacity of treatment of wet waste will also increase from 120 tons per day to 200 tons per day. Construction of a Leachate Treatment Plant is complete and will start functioning shortly.
She further said that in order to treat horticulture waste, MCC is constructing a Horticulture Waste Processing Plant of 20 Tons per day capacity in Sector 47 which will produce wooden briquettes which will be used as fuel.
While addressing the gathering Sh. Dharam Pal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator said that for a long term solution of Solid Waste disposal, the process has been initiated for setting up of the State of the Art dry and wet waste treatment and waste processing plant in a period of next 2 years.
He said that the Administration is fully dedicated to give respite to the residents of Dadumajra from the foul smell and flies, and to prevent diseases by bringing clean technology for treatment of solid waste and by getting rid of huge quantity of legacy waste from the dump site.
Sh. Kuldeep Kumar, area councilor thanked the Chief Guest and all the guests and dignitaries of the city. Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, IAS, Home Secretary, Sh. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MCC, Sh. Vinay Partap Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Dalip Sharma, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Anup Gupta, Deputy Mayor, other councilors and prominent persons were present during the occasion.