'Power' to people soon from garbage collection project
Door-to-door garbage collection project is expected to beome operational within six months in the city.
Under the project, dustbins will be provided to every household to segregate biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at collection points itself.
An agreement for the project implementation has been signed between the Jindal Group and the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation.
The company will collect solid waste from homes and carry it to a dumping site. The corporation claims that power would be generated from the waste.
Corporation's chief manager BS Dhaliwal said the company would set up a processing unit at Jamsher village, where solid waste will be treated. The residue left after the process will be carried to scientific land fill site to be developed in Hoshiarpur district. The company will be paid Rs 315 per metric tonne for the waste collected.
The company will have to get a no-objection certificate (NoC) for setting up the processing plant from an expert appraisal committee set up by state government. However, Dhaliwal said, there would no issues with getting an NoC.
The project is part of state government's plan for solid waste management across the state, under which the state has been divided into seven clusters.
Jalandhar cluster contains 26 municipal committees, including Jalandhar municipal corporation. Solid waste from other municipal committees will also be carried to treatment plant to be set up at Jamsher.