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Gurgaon chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar yesterday laid the foundation of a waste-to-energy plant near Bandhwari village in Gurgaon. The 25-MW plant, to be built on a budget of Rs 502 crore, will be completed by August 2019.
To allay the fears of the villagers who had expressed reservations about the plant, the chief minister said the plant would be constructed keeping National Green Tribunal guidelines in mind.
A three-member team — including municipal corporation councillor, Mahesh Dayma and two educated youths of the village — is to visit China to study about such plants and provide their findings.
A leachate treatment plant is also being constructed at the landfill site to stop the underground water from getting contaminated. The plant would be functional by the end of this month.
For the next five years, the CM announced, house tax would be waived off for Bandhwari village, and half the expenses on their domestic power supply to be borne by the MCG.
He also announced construction of a four-km road from Sector-58 to village Baliyavas.
He assured that villages that have been included in the MCG area would witness gradual — but certain — development.
The CM also flagged off a mobile dispensary van to mark the occasion.
Urban local bodies minister Kavita Jain said this plant in Bandhwari would be one of its kind in the country. She also urged people to adopt cleanliness as a way of life. She said the state has been divided into 15 clusters. Such waste-to-energy plants would be installed in Gurgaon and Sonipat clusters.
Industries and commerce Minister Vipul Goel, also present on the occasion, said, “As many as 2,200 power plants had been established throughout the world for generating electricity from waste, of which eight are in India and this would be Haryana’s first plant — and the biggest in the country.”TAGS: Manohar Lal Khattar / Gurgaon chief minister / Bandhwari village in Gurgaon / leachate treatment plant / waste management / smart city
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