Representational image by Aafrin Kidwai
Pre-bids for the bioremediation of the 7.67 lakh metric tonne of legacy garbage at the Dadu Majra dumping ground has garnered the interest of twelve companies.
The MC has received several suggestions from the companies. The civic authority will assess those that are deemed feasible, after which the interested agencies will submit final bids.
The Rs. 77-crore project will be largely funded by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
At the moment, 5 lakh metric tonnes of waste are being biomined at the dumping ground, with the project anticipated to be completed next year. So far, over 60% of the garbage has been eliminated.
The MC has requested that bulk trash providers compost the wet waste, which is already underway, as per The Tribune.