Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The civic body has started work for the scientific closure of Bhanpur dumping grounds. Surat’s Saurashtra Enviro Project Pvt. Ltd. is recycling 300 tons of garbage daily and making building material, compost manure and plastic in its plant. Thus 8 lakh tonnes of total waste will be recycled in the next three years.
According to BMC, currently waste is being recycled into fertiliser. Out of total 36 acre land, the recycled material is being put over 15 acres of land. The remaining 21 acres will be utilised for construction of recycling plant, garbage transfer station, etc. Finally after the closure of dumping grounds, park will be developed on the vacated 15-acre land.
The municipal corporation will pay the company Rs 52 crore. It will give recycled material to BMC. The Central Government had advised the BMC to work on this technology for scientific closure of dumping grounds. The BMC will also get 40 per cent grant from the Centre. Recently, such plants have been set up in Delhi and Bangalore.
The company will recycle the existing plastic and compost manure will be made from the waste of last one to two years. The remaining waste will be used for making paving blocks and other building materials.
Significantly, Bhanpur Khanti was started 40 years ago after filling of dumping grounds at Ashoka Garden. New dumping grounds were needed after 2001. But in 2017, the BMC finally closed the Bhanpur dumping grounds and started sending garbage to Adampur.
Green space will be developed on 21 acres of vacant land. NGT has instructed the corporation that greenery should be developed instead of commercially utilizing this land.
Earlier the BMC had planned to complete the work of scientific closure of the dumping grounds on PPP mode, but no agency was ready to do the work on account of condition of developing green space.
Trenching ground is ready in Adampur. Bhopal’s one year’s garbage can be dumped in this ground, which is 150 meters long, 20 meters wide and 2.1 meter deep. The waste to energy plant is to be installed here.