Governor inaugurates legacy waste bio-mining project


DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh Banwarilal Purohit, on Wednesday inaugurated the project of legacy waste bio-mining and land recovery at Dadumajra dumpsite, here in the presence of Kirron Kher, MP, Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Dharm Pal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Anindita Mitra, Commissioner, MCC and others. The work of bio-mining 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 giva 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 the spread of various diseases, flies and dust nuisance. He said that Solid waste management is one of the biggest challenges in the country and the idea of Swachh Bharat Mission could not be achieved until the Municipal Corporations go for the scientific way of disposal for Municipal Solid Waste. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament said that the Dadumajra dumping ground spread over an area of 45 acres used for dumping of garbage since 40-50 years and under Solid Management Rule 2016, it is necessary to bio remediate the legacy waste and to recover the valuables out of it. Accordingly the one land fill site of 20 Acres, wherein 5 lakh metric tons of legacy waste was lying since long. (


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