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NGT tells Jaypee to run Dadu Majra waste processing plant full throttle

CHANDIGARH:The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Delhi, today directed the Jaypee Group to run its waste processing plant in Dadu Majra at optimum capacity (550 metric tonne a day) from Monday onwards, without fail.

NGT tells Jaypee to run Dadu Majra waste processing plant full throttle

The Dadu Majra plant has the capacity to process 500 MT solid waste in a day. File photo



Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 7

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Delhi, today directed the Jaypee Group to run its waste processing plant in Dadu Majra at optimum capacity (550 metric tonne a day) from Monday onwards, without fail. While disposing of the case, it also directed the Municipal Corporation not to give municipal solid waste (MSW) to the company for three weeks when the garbage lying at the plant will be processed.

The city generates about 450 metric tonne of garbage daily. The entire waste will now be dumped at the landfill in Dadu Majra for three weeks. It will enhance trouble for residents of the areas nearby, though for a short period. If the directions are implemented, it will bring a big respite to the residents of Dadu Majra Colony, who have been bearing with the foul smell emanating from the dumping ground for many years now. 

The firm has been processing quite less than the waste generated in the city. The remaining waste was being dumped at the landfill, which led to breeding of flies and mosquitoes, causing troubles to residents.

The company has been allowed to sell refuse-derived fuel (RDF) generated at its plant to Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Tipping fee to be paid regularly

It was also reiterated that tipping fee of Rs 500 per metric tonne of municipal solid waste should be paid regularly to the company.


MC told to start segregation at source

The NGT has ordered the civic body to start segregation at source as it was important to run the compost plant. The company was also told to operate the compost plant fully, and not on trial basis. The tribunal further issued directions to the MC to utilise Rs 5 lakh of the Rs 10.50 lakh environmental compensation (penalty levied on the firm for not processing complete waste) for segregation of waste at source and refund the remaining Rs 5.50 lakh to the firm.

Panel report

In its report, the NGT-appointed committee stated that the plant is processing only 150 to 200 MT waste daily. When the committee members had visited the plant on October 24 and 25, the compost plant was not working.

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