Gurgaon to have ultramodern waste management plant
After much clamouring by city residents, the Gurgaon Municipal Corporation has finally woken up. The city will now have a highly advanced waste management plant. It will treat 1,000 tons of waste every day, giving the city a cleaner look than ever..
GURGAON WILL soon have an ultramodern solid waste management plant. It will be set up near Bandhwari village. The plant will have a capacity of treating 1,000 tons of garbage in a day and it will be surrounded by a green belt.
According to the consultant agency National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), the inert material left for dumping after treatment from the plant will be only 15 per cent of the total garbage treated in it. A similar plant is working in Rajkot district of Gujarat and has been effectively treating the waste produced in the area.
“The plant will cater to the needs of both Faridabad and Gurgaon districts and the expenditure will be borne by the Faridabad municipal corporation,” said Rajesh Kumar Khullar, municipal commissioner, Faridabad. According to him, earlier, a plan was prepared to set up a separate solid waste management plant for Faridabad for which NBCC was appointed consultant and the site was just seven kilometres away from the one chosen for Gurgaon plant. So, the state government asked to find out the possibilities of having a joint facility for both the cities.
Khullar told that the design and technology, which was to be adopted in the Faridabad plant will now be applied in the Bandhwari plant for which Gurgaon district administration has got all the clearances from the ministry of environment and Pollution Control Board. He said as per the consultants, the plant will come up in latest time period of nine months from the time of taking possession of the land. The executing agency will start storing garbage about four months ahead so that once started, the plant is not deficient of raw materials. The storage is proposed to be done in some warehouse type structure.
He also told that the space near Bandhwari is enough to dump residue for nearly seven to 10 years. Thereafter, it can be dumped in landfill sites of Moftabad village, which is only one and a half kilometre away from Bandhwari. Moftabad lies in Faridabad where a large space in shape of ditches after mining is available, which can be used for dumping the inert material for many years to come.
Till now, garbage in Gurgaon had been dumped near Chakarpur village at the land given by village panchayat through a resolution for this purpose. Because of this dumping residents of DLF Phase-I tainted the ’Millenium City’ of Gurgaon as the ’garbage city’.
They blamed the Haryana Urban Development Authority ( HUDA) for this without realising the fact that all private developers including DLF were also throwing their wastes there and no separate arrangements were made by them.
Meanwhile, the newly formed Gurgaon Municipal Corporation is taking strides to give the city a clean look and is trying to bring a visible change. According to Gurgaon municipal commissioner Rajiv Sharma, tenders have been given for constructing 10 dustbins, costing one crore rupees at various sites in the city from where the garbage will not spill over on roads.
“Besides garbage collection centres, these dustbins will be utilised for advertisement purposes,” said Sharma, adding that the corporation is also incurring Rs 4 lakh per month on lifting of garbage in Gurgaon