No new landfill sites to be constructed for waste disposal

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No new landfill sites to be constructed for waste disposal

Apart from Bhalswa, Okhla and Ghazipur landfill sites, no new landfill sites will be constructed

No new landfill sites to be constructed for waste disposal

New Delhi: There is some relief for the people of Delhi. Apart from Bhalswa, Okhla and Ghazipur landfill sites, no new landfill sites will be constructed in Delhi in future. The waste will be processed at the local level in colonies or group housing societies.

The green waste generated from the parks will be processed in that park itself.  Decentralized solid waste treatment plants with a capacity of 5 or 10 tonnes per day will be set up in each colony to process waste.

According to South MCD officials, “Bhalswa, Ghazipur and Okhla are the three landfill sites in Delhi, where lakhs of tonnes of garbage is collected. Not only does this cause problems for the people living nearby, but the groundwater in the surrounding areas also gets contaminated in such a situation.”

A plan is being made that a decentralised waste treatment plant should be made at the local level by joining every colony or if possible two or four colonies, so that the waste coming out of the colonies can be treated nearby.

For industrial waste, treatment plants will also be built in every industrial area. Apart from this, to treat e-waste, treatment plants will also be set up at places with separate electronic air as per the guidelines of the Environment Ministry.

To  treat the garbage at the local level, rules and regulations have also been fixed in the Master Plan – 2041. It has been said not to build the landfill site in future.

The private agencies will have to build treatment plants to treat the wet or dry waste that comes out from hotels, restaurants or malls. Solid waste plants will be made on the basis of  population in the colonies, whose capacity can be 5 or 10 tons per day.

Manoj Tickoo, President of Saral CGHS, Dwarka said, “I think this is a good move. It will definitely keep the environment better.”