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Bioremediation has begun at the Tajpur Road dump site in Ludhiana, which will help clear five lakh tonnes of legacy waste. The project will cost Rs 27.17 crore and is being executed under the Ludhiana Smart City Mission.
The total area of the landfill site is 51.36 acres which is situated around 15 km from the city. The total accumulated legacy waste at the site is approximately 25 lakh MT.
Bioremediation will be carried out in two phases. “Work of the first phase was handed over to Sagar Motors which will clear 1440 tons of waste per day in its plant by using Zero Landfill technology. The contractor had also agreed to deploy extra machinery and complete the work well before the deadline,” Punjab cabinet minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar said.
Nijjar pointed out that the tenders for phase-II are already floated to dispose of the remaining 19.62 lakh tonnes of legacy waste here.
The LMC is also reportedly working on a project to set up a bio-CNG plant, reports Hindustan Times.