New Noida waste facility triggers controversy

The construction of a waste management facility by the Noida Authority adjacent to ‘Kalibari’ in Sector 26 has become a point of contention between the temple’s committee and the Authority.

The waste management facility has compost machines, which segregate and remediate the bulk of the residential waste. Despite the committee’s objection, the Noida Authority, which has set up similar plants in sectors 15A, 52, 30, 100 said that it is in compliance to solid waste management rules (SWM) 2016.

“A bio-gas waste management facility is being created on the land adjacent to Kalibari temple in Sector 26. Such facilities are not desirable in residential areas as they are prone to health hazards because they emanate poisonous gases such as methane and hydrogen sulphide,” said Rajat Banerjee, a member of the temple committee.

The plant, which is set up by Noida authority on 95% subsidy and 5% cost borne by the RWA, has come up at a cost of Rs 40 lakh, reports The Times of India.

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