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With the city corporation recently awarding the contract for the second phase of biomining at Ariyamangalam dumpyard, preliminary work is underway to determine the exact amount of waste to be cleared. According to city officials, the work is expected to be completed within a year.
Over 7.6 lakh cubic meters of waste were removed from the city’s largest dumpyard in the first phase of biomining which began in 2019, clearing garbage through scientific recycling, at approximately Rs 49 crore.
The corporation council has approved Rs 25.40 crore for the project’s second phase. The civic authority roughly expects waste of over 3.3 lakh cubic metres to be lying beneath the surface, reports The New Indian Express.