Uttarakhand to begin legacy waste disposal

Sharda Sagar Dam, Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand government has set a one-year deadline to dispose of around 28 lakh metric tonnes of ‘legacy waste’ that has been piling up over 20 years.

The state government is planning to treat the waste in different ways, including electricity generation and biogas production. “For the treatment of legacy waste, we are working on an initiative in Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district where solid waste will be segregated with the aim of making manure and selling it, along with recycling it. We are in talks with a Pune-based company which makes manure from solid waste,” Madan Kaushik, minister for urban development in the state, informed The Hindustan Times.

Last month, the minister had announced that the state government is working to set up six plants to generate electricity from solid waste in the state. These plants will be set up in Roorkee, Rudrapur, Kashipur, Haldwani, Rishikesh and Kotdwar.

Picture Credit: Harmandeepsinghkang, SHARDA SAGAR DAM 01, CC BY-SA 4.0

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