Gurugram to set up BMW facility for household COVID waste

With a significant increase in fresh Covid cases, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to set up a bio-medical waste disposal facility solely for such waste generated by households, mostly of patients in home isolation.

The corporation is soon going to identify a site to set up the facility, which will be a pilot project, to incinerate around five tonnes of bio-medical waste every day, reports The Times of India.

MCG officials said the bio-medical waste generated in Gurugram and Rewari is handled by a single firm, Biotic. Creating an additional facility will ease the burden on the firm and will help MCG save some money, they said. The civic body is currently paying Rs 26 per kg of bio-medical waste to Biotic for disposal.

This is reportedly a pilot project in which two companies shortlisted by the central government will provide incinerators.

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