BMC’s plan to set up 4MW WtE plant at Deonar opposed by residents

NASA Image: Smoke from the fire which broke out on 28 Jan 2016 at the Deonar dumping ground, Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s proposal to set up a 4-megawatt (4MW) waste-to-energy (WTE) plant at the Deonar dumping ground has triggered objection from citizens and experts.

The Hindustan Times reports that the project is being set up at a cost of Rs 504 crores. An environment management plan (EMP) has also been drawn up with a capital cost of Rs 815 lakh and a recurring cost annual cost of Rs 96 lakh.

During an online public hearing required for obtaining environmental clearance (EC), many attendees also raised objections as a copy of the draft environmental impact assessment (EIA) report has not been shared publicly, as per the rules of the Environment Impact Assessment Notification (2006), for the project.

Picture Credit: NASA, Mumbai oli 2016028, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

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