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Noida to set up waste disposal treatment facility

The Noida authority decided to develop a landfill site in Noida as the Greater Noida authority is taking “a long time” in developing the facility at Astoli.

noida Updated: Aug 13, 2017 22:16 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
Garbage dumped on a roadside in Noida.
Garbage dumped on a roadside in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The Noida authority will set-up a solid waste management facility through public-private-partnership (PPP) model for disposal of solid waste, officials said.It has sought an expression of interesting proposals from private agencies having expertise in solid waste disposal. The interested agencies can submit their proposals, technology to treat solid waste and detailed profile of the company that has been working in scientific disposal of solid waste.

Earlier the Noida authority and the Greater Noida authority had planned to set-up a landfill site at Greater Noida’s Astoli landfill site spread on 110 acres of land.

“But now we want to set-up a landfill somewhere in Noida. And we want to do it without further wasting more time because our target is make Noida a clean city,” said Amit Mohan Prasad, chief executive officer of the Noida authority.

The Noida authority decided to develop a landfill site in Noida as the Greater Noida authority is taking “a long time” in developing the facility at Astoli.

“We can send some parts of our waste at Astoli too later on when it is ready. But now we want to set-up a solid waste management facility in Noida as soon as possible because there is no landfill site for waste disposal,” said Prasad.

Once the agencies will submit their proposals and method of treatment by August 23, the authority will call them for presentation. Subsequently the authority will finalise those agencies, which has latest technology to treat waste without creating air pollution around. The agency that will work for minimum amount will be finalized for the job in next two or three months, said officials.

A study by Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), a government agency and consultant with the Noida authority for waste disposal, stated that a person generates 500 grams of waste per day while a family of five generates 2.5kg of waste a day. According to the study, Noida’s 14 lakh population generates nearly 660 tonnes of waste daily.

The authority is in hurry to comply with the Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules-2016 enacted by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Climate Change.

Noida, a well-planned industrial city established in 1976 is yet to have a landfill site to treat its waste. The authority collects solid waste and dumps it at vacant places. It dumps waste in sector 137, 138, 85 and other areas. Residents, who have shifted into these newly developed sectors, have started objecting to the landfill nearby their societies.

“We have around 20 acres of land available in sector 123 next to Hindon river near Noida-Greater Noida West border and the same size of the land is also available in sector 151 located next to Yamuna River. We are yet to finalise, where we will set-up the waste management facility that will be zero discharge and smell-free as we aim to use high-tech method so that the treatment process does not emanate foul smell to people living around it,” said Raghunandan Yadav, senior project engineer of the Noida authority.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 22:16 IST

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