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BMC’s standing committee has cleared a proposal to award the contract for an automatic waste segregation facility on a one-acre plot at Cuffe Parade to Ahmedabad’s Nepra Resource Management.
The plot will be leased for free to the contractor for a materials recovery facility (MRF). BMC officials said the bidder needs to spend Rs 6 crore to set up the plant; if he is unable to do so, Rs 4 crore would be provided as viability gap funding.
The Times of India reports that the terms of business are that the contractor has to set up a door-to-door dry waste collection system. The entity will own this garbage, which it will segregate and process at the plant for further use and recycling. Officials said the entity can sell the processed dry garbage and recycled products to recover costs.
BMC has also appointed a consultant to draw a plan for having another automatic MRF at the Mahalaxmi waste collection centre.