Rs 403.77 cr for legacy waste clearance in Gujarat

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The Centre has approved Rs 403.77 crores for legacy waste clearance in Gujarat.

To retrieve prime land in Gujarat from hazardous landfills, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has approved the central share of ₹144.85 crores for legacy waste remediation. A total of 148 ULBs across the State have proposed the approval to reclaim over 806 acres of prime land dumped under 19 lakhs MT of waste. ULB-Rajkot is looking to remediate around 6 lakh MT of legacy waste, while ULBs like Surendranagar-Wadhvan and Porbandar-Chhaya are trying to regain enormous land by the remediation of over 9 lakh MT of legacy waste together. The two ULBs of Bhavnagar and Rajkot get the financial support for the formation of the C & D waste processing plant that will further the enhancement of the cities’ aesthetics.

Under SBM 2.0, the Union government has approved proposals from around 600 cities for legacy waste remediation across States like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, etc.

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