Progress on Deonar WtE project

The state cabinet has approved the modification of reservation on the land at Deonar dumping ground, clearing the way for a proposed waste-to-energy project.

Last year in March, the urban development department issued a notification under section 37 1(AA) of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning (MRTP) Act, which requires changing the land use character. The notification stated that the government was satisfied that it is necessary for public interest to remove the reservation and replace it with a designation of a landfill site, with a reservation for a garden/park.

According to a statement from the CM’s office on Wednesday, a reservation has been made for approximately 31,200 sq m of the playground area at the Deonar dumping ground. Additionally, reservations have been made for a park, garden, municipal school, other education, playground, student hostel, and park/garden on the land where the dumping ground is located.

The proposed 600 tonnes per day waste-to-energy plant is expected to produce 4MW of power daily and may reduce the present landfill waste volume by 90%. The CAG report recently criticized the BMC over the delay in the waste-to-energy project, reports The Times of India.

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