Chandigarh: Construction of new SWM plant to begin soon

The integrated solid waste processing plant at Dadumajra is finally expected to begin construction this month. The new plant, with a capacity of 600 tonnes per day, will include three facilities: one for dry waste, one for wet waste, and one for horticulture waste. After clearing the area, it will be built on a portion of the Dadumajra landfill, spanning 20 acres.

The city generates approximately 550 MT of waste per day, of which approximately 200 MT is dry and 350 MT is wet. Tenders will be floated soon and construction is set to begin at the end of this month, with the goal of having the plant operational by the end of the year.

The Nagpur-based Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Environment Engineering Research Institution (CSIR-NEERI) made recommendations to MC. According to the report, refuse-derived fuel (RDF) or byproducts produced at the plant can be used to make coal to sell to thermal plants, and the facility also has a bio methanation plant and horticulture waste composition plant, reports Hindustan Times.

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