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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has approved a proposal worth Rs 178.6 crore for legacy waste remediation in Telangana and Rs 433.72 crores for Maharashtra.
The total project approval for Telangana is worth Rs 178.6 crores. Of this, the Centre’s share is about Rs. 69.09 crore and the rest is being borne by the State Government. The Centre has already released Rs 27 crore approximately.
In Maharashtra, 28 ULBs will remediate over 3.7 crores MT of waste. The state aims to clear a total of 32.5 lakh MT of legacy waste and reclaim over 842 acres of land across the state.
In Telangana, RFPs have been issued for the selection of an agency for remediation and reclamation of existing dumpsite through biomining for 123 ULBs, according to a press release by the PIB. Telangana is eyeing the complete remediation of 45 ULBS by December 2022.
So far, the Union government has approved the proposal of nearly 500 cities for legacy waste remediation across states like Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi.