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Funds sought for proposed landfill

MAYOR DR Uma Shashi Sharma on Friday announced that the City had sought JNNURM funding for the proposed 35-acre landfill at Devguradia trenching ground.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 13:16 IST

MAYOR DR Uma Shashi Sharma on Friday announced that the City had sought JNNURM funding for the proposed 35-acre landfill at Devguradia trenching ground.

A proposal to this effect has already been forwarded to Bhopal declared the Mayor adding that Mission funding would ensure that the project did not get delayed owing to lack of funds.

The remarks came during a mayoral inspection to review preparations for the development of the first phase of the landfill. Commissioner Vinod Sharma, MiC member incharge of Health Dr Rajendra Rathore, Chief Medical Health Officer Dr AK Puranik and other top officials accompanied the Mayor during the tour.

MiC member Rathore informed the Mayor that 35 acres of the 111-acre trenching ground would be developed as a landfill in the first phase.

In addition to this, plantations would be done on both sides of the trenching ground on the Dewas-Mhow bypass as well as the Nemawar Road to convert the entire area into a green stretch.

At this Commissioner Sharma directed accompanying officials to write to the district collector asking for a small private parcel of land on the Bypass to be handed over to the IMC so that this, too, could be developed as a green area.

Earlier, Dr Puranik explained to the mayor at length about the procedure adopted during the development of landfills. In the first phase the selected area would be dug and later covered by a semi-permeable polythene layer.

This would later be filled with garbage and later covered with trees giving rise to a “bump” nearly 15 metres above the adjoining ground, he added.

First Published: Mar 18, 2006 13:16 IST