BMC’s effort to reclaim Mulund dumping ground on standstill

BMC Headquarters. Picture Credit: Vegpuff, Bombay Municipal Corporation, CC BY-SA 2.0

Two years after the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) tasked Ms. Biomining India Pvt Ltd to clear the Mulund dumping site, only 10% of the waste has been treated.

In 2018, the contractor was hired to close down the dumping ground at a cost of Rs 731 crore over a period of six years. Corporation data suggests that the contractor has worked on only 114,000 tonnes of the garbage while the total dump amounts to 11,20,000 tonnes. As per a Mumbai Mirror report, the civic body had stopped dumping waste at the Mulund site since December 2018.

However, till March 2020 not much was done and later, work was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of work at the site post-March 22, the corporation will reportedly not take any action against the company, which has been asked to wrap up work soon.

Picture credit: Vegpuff, Bombay Municipal Corporation, CC BY-SA 2.0

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