BMC planning new WtE project in Gorai?

After Deonar, the BMC is now planning to set up a waste to energy plant at the Gorai dumping ground. The civic body has appointed the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, to study the site to check for feasibility, reports The Indian Express.

The Gorai dumping ground was shut in 2009 after it reached its saturation point and following complaints of environmental damage in neighbouring areas. Spread over 19 hectare, the dumping site was in use since 1972.

According to BMC’s plan, with study by IIT-Mumbai will look into options for recovery of the land at Gorai dumping ground and then set up a waste to energy plant and material recovery facility there.

The study is expected to be completed in the next six months.

Picture Credit: KensplanetFishing in Gorai Beach, MumbaiCC BY-SA 3.0

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