Averda begins bioremediation work at Bhagtanwala dump

Averda begins bioremediation work at Bhagtanwala dump

Officials of the Municipal Corporation visit the Bhagtanwala dump.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 13

Bioremediation of garbage at the Bhagtanwala dump has been restarted by Averda, the newly hired company. Municipal Corporation Commissioner Komal Mittal, along with other senior officials, visited the dump to check the progress here on Saturday.

What is bioremediation

  • Bioremediation is a way to manage or degrade garbage. The trimble machine crushes garbage and automatically segregates plastic, debris, soil and manure. After bio-treatment, the garbage can be used as manure in fields.

Recently, Averda, a Dubai-based waste management firm, took over the Amritsar MSW Company Ltd and initiated bioremediation. More machines would be brought to strengthen the work.

Bioremediation is one of the major components of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had also directed the civic body to initiate bioremediation of garbage. Following the recommendation of the NGT, the MC initiated the construction of a wall around the dump and would also develop a green belt by planting trees.

“We started the bioremediation wok at Bhagtanwala dump recently. More machines will be added by Averda. Composite pits have been prepared. The company will also install a waste-to-energy plant. The boundary wall is under-construction and trees have been planted to develop a green belt,” said Dr Ajay Kawar, Municipal Health Officer.

The initiatives aimed at improving the Swachhata ranking of the city.

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