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Goa Chief minister Pramod Sawant has said in his budget speech that the 100-tonne-per-day (TPD) solid waste management facility under construction in Cacora is expected to be completed this month at a cost of Rs 174 crore.
The project is being built by the Department of Science, Technology, and Waste Management and the Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) on an area of 81,000 sq m, which was previously a garbage dumping site.
The legacy trash dump was decommissioned via bioremediation to make space for the construction of a plant capable of treating over 125 tonnes of waste per day.
The facility is modelled after the Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) in Saligao. The organic extruder will be at the centre of the system, with separate lines for wet and dry waste, reports The Times of India.