North India's biggest hazardous waste plant has been thrown open in Aravalli Hills area near Pali village in Faridabad district on Saturday.
Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda inaugurated the plant in presence of Haryana minister for Environment and Forests and Finance Ajay Yadav on Saturday evening about 12 kilometres from Faridabad township.
Having come up on 31 acres land at Mohabbatabad crusher zone near Pali village, the waste treatment plant with a capacity of about 30,000 metric tonnes annually will dispose off industrial waste scientifically.
Haryana Environmental Management Society, an NGO, played a major role in constructing the plant. Gujarat Enviro Protection and Infrastructure Limited has been selected to operate it.
"Setting up of such a hazardous waste plant with latest technology has become extremely necessary as the foreign companies avoid doing business with Indian companies in absence of facilities like scientific disposal of hazardous waste," said PK Jain, president of Haryana Environmental Management Society.