Vadodara to bio-remediate legacy waste

The Solid Waste Management Department of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has proposed bioremediation of about four lakh metric tonnes (MT) of legacy waste, at the open landfill in Makarpura, at a cost of Rs 33.68 crore. The civic body has sought the approval of the standing committee to execute the “extremely imperative” work.

The standing committee, which will meet this week on Friday, will deliberate over the proposal that seeks to implement the bioremediation of legacy waste as per the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Tamil Nadu-based Zigma Global Environ Solutions Pvt Ltd — has put forth a bid amount. The company has proposed to execute the project at Rs 842 per mt of waste. The current size is approximately four lakh mt, but in case of an increase in the size of the waste — as the landfill continues to be used for daily disposal — the contractor will have to complete any further remediation on the basis of the rate currently provided, reports The Indian Express quoting the proposal document.

The proposal further states that the project will ensure that about 4.5 hectares of the landfill site will be vacated for use. “The said agency has already successfully treated the legacy waste at Atladara through the process of bioremediation,” it states.

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