According to an official survey by the Jaypee University in Solan, around 680 tpd of municipal solid waste are being generated in the region of the three cities of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. The population of Chandigarh accounts for 380 tpd, while both Mohali and Panchkula produce 150 tpd each. The study reveals that the solid waste of those areas has a high proportion of biodegradables (between 42 and 52%). The moisture content of the solid waste in the three different cities varied from 40 to 50%. The City of Chandigarh is currently looking for firms to take over the Chandigarh RDF plant. The authors of the report advice to set up of a recycling unit and an AD plant along with the existing RDF plant as a comprehensive process for handling the municipal solid waste. This was reported by Indian Express.
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