Citizens oppose Bandhwari WtE project

Representational image by Aafrin Kidwai

Various segments of population including environmentalists, doctors and village residents near Bandhwari have voiced their opposition to the proposed waste-to-energy (WTE) plant at the Bandhwari landfill. During a public hearing held by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), at least 150 citizens braved the heavy rains to meet with officials of the district administration, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), HSPCB and the MCG’s concessionaire, Ecogreen Energy.

Citing health and environmental concerns for their opposition, the public also suggested the MCG change its strategy by strengthening localised composting and recycling units to reduce the waste quantities reaching the landfill. They also proposed that the Haryana government transfer Bandhwari’s RDF to the Sonepat plant, which can be upgraded to process the Bhandwari waste, reports the Hindustan Times.

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