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City awaits nod for debris disposal plant

To deal with the piling up waste, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has appointed a third party consultant to get an environmental clearance for the much-needed debris disposal plant at Kachra Chowk, which is notified as part of the Aravalis. Charumathi Sankaran reports.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 17, 2013 01:33 IST
Charumathi Sankaran

In the absence of a proper disposal mechanism, debris is finding its way almost everywhere in the city.

To deal with the piling up waste, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has appointed a third party consultant to get an environmental clearance for the much-needed debris disposal plant at Kachra Chowk, which is notified as part of the Aravalis.

According to the MCG, the city generates 400 metric tonnes of construction waste each day.

Both segregation and recycling of waste will be done at the proposed disposal facility at Kachra Chowk. At presently, debris is seen scattered across the city. This mars the processing of biodegradable and recyclable waste.

MCG chief engineer BS Singroha while speaking on the progress of the disposal plant said that the civic body has hired a consultant to look into the green clearance awaited from the environment ministry. “We are doing all to get the clearance to set up the site at Kachra Chowk and a third party consultant will work towards obtaining the clearance,” he added.

However, an alternative site plan should be in place until the proposed facility starts functioning, say Gurgaon’s citizen groups, who are in touch with the civic body to address the problem of debris.

“We are trying to get in touch with the government. There should be an alternative site plan in case we fail to get the green clearance,” said Gauri Sarin, a representative of Gurgaon Action Plan, a citizens’ initiative.

“Delays will cost us. It would help if the government approves a building plan only when the disposal of debris is accounted for,” said environment activist Harish Capoor.