The foundation stone for the much-awaited Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste plant at Basai was finally laid by Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) today. The initiative had been planned under the Malba Hatao campaign in 2012 and the plant would be active by the end of this year.
MCG commissioner V Umashankar, other MCG officials, RWA members and residents were present at the ceremony. Umashankar said that the 3.5 acre plant would process waste and soon areas would be identified in the city where C&D waste can be dumped.
MCG officials said the move is important as Gurgaon generates 700 tonnes of C&D waste every day, owing to rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development. There was a demand for a site where the C&D waste could be dumped. The plant would also reduce air pollution which is a major concern in the city. The city would soon have dry waste collection centres for proper segregation, which would result in effective recycling of waste.
Residents of Sector 67 had approached the National Green Tribunal in April seeking intervention over illegal dumping of C&D waste in the area. The city has been witnessing large scale dumping of such waste in many areas that include Sector 29, Golf Course Road, Sector 69, Sector 80, Golf Course Extension and Sector 30.