TN: Biomining at Kodungaiyur to begin soon

Office of the Greater Chennai Corporation at Ripon Building

The Tamil Nadu government has granted its permission to the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) to carry out biomining at the Kodungaiyur dump yard. It is expected to cost Rs 641 crore and construction is expected to begin soon.

Perungudi and Kodugaiyur are the two main dumpsites in the city. In the Kodungaiyur dump yard, at least 66.52 lakhs MT of solid waste was dumped. The waste will now be separated into six bins for the bio-mining project, which has been allocated a total of Rs 641 crore.

The government has suggested strengthening composting facilities and enforcing solid waste management regulations.

The bidding process for the scientific treatment of construction waste is expected to begin soon. The project monitoring committee, comprised of technical experts from Anna University, will carry out these tasks.

The civic body’s officials stated that the bio-mining work would be completed in two years and the land would be restored.

The ambitious waste management project is scheduled to be finished by December 2023.

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