Surat’s Khajod Landfill transformed into lush green space

The toxic solid waste landfill site near the Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) at Khajod has now transformed into lush green lawns spread over 30 hectare land. SDB is coming up on 35 acres land at the Diamond Mercantile and Research (DREAM) city at Khajod at the cost of Rs 2,500 crore.

The Times of India reports that the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) officially closed down the 60-acre landfill site spread on Friday by disposing off around 25 lakh tonne solid waste that had accumulated there over the years.

As such the SMC had stopped dumping solid wastes at the site in 2014 following order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), but the site was open as the waste needed to be dispose of scientifically, which cost around Rs 60 crore.

The construction work for the SDB started in October 2017 and is likely to be completed by the end of 2020.

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