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Post stir, Faridabad MC drops plan to set up dumping site

Likely to have recycle plants in all wards to manage solid waste

Post stir, Faridabad MC drops plan to set up dumping site

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Faridabad, November 4

The Municipal Corporation (MC) has succumbed to the demand of abandoning the move to set up a waste dumping site at sector 74 here.

The demand was raised by the residents of some villages and residential sectors located in the close vicinity of the spot. The matter has also been consistently reported by The Tribune.

MC chief engineer Thakur Lal Sharma said the move had been dropped in view of the protests. He said the civic body was still discussing the matter and was likely to set up several dump-cum-recycle plants in all wards of the city for proper management of solid waste.

The city, which churns out a daily waste of around 800 tonne, is looking for alternative disposal points in view of the present site at Bandhwari village going overfull and the authorities concerned directed not to dump more waste there till a waste-to-energy power plant comes up here.

“We are considering a project to develop smaller dumping sites in all 40 wards, which will recycle the waste to provide compost to the residents,” Sharma said.

The MC had started developing a new site near sector 74 in September this year in five acres belonging to the Sihi village here and had even spent about Rs 25 lakh on developing its base, but stiff opposition and dharna by the locals led to a halt on the project.

A mahapanchayat was also held on October 11 in which the protesters had announced not to let the MC having its way, claiming that the spot was in close vicinity of some villages and residential sectors. Residents of Sihi, Mirjapur, Mujeri and Neemka and RWAs of sectors 75, 76, 77 and Neharpar (Greater Faridabad) Vikas Morcha had attended it. The matter was also raised by some of the elected members in a meeting yesterday. — TNS


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