LG surveys waste processing plant at Shastri Park
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday visited the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Processing Facility at Shastri Park, East Delhi.
Mohanjeet Singh, Commissioner, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, informed Baijal that the facility gets mixed waste from 15 designated sites in East Delhi as well as on demand.
The waste is recycled into aggregate, cement bricks and manufactured sand.
"The latest wet processing technology used in the plant has been adopted to suit the C&D waste generated in India after learning the lessons learnt while operating a similar facility at Burari in North Delhi.
"The wet process minimises process residues as well as dust and noise pollution," said Singh.
He added that the plant recovers and recycles about 95 per cent of incoming C&D waste and has till date processed two lakh tonnes of waste, substantially reducing the burden on the landfill/dumping sites in the city.
In order to comprehensively manage the waste generated in the EDMC area, Baijal asked the Corporation to explore the possibility of enhancing the plant's capacity, as well as that of the Ghazipur Waste to Energy Plant, and assured all support for the same.
The LG appreciated the efforts of dealing with C&D waste disposal and reducing air pollution.
Baijal later visited other areas, such as Gandhi Nagar, Geeta Colony, IP Extension and Keshav Kunj, to review the sanitation situation.
Urging people to come forward to attain the goals of Clean Delhi and Swachh Bharat, Baijal directed EDMC officials to put in their best steps in the monsoon season for prevention of vector-borne diseases and water logging.
The LG was informed that EDMC is performing a difficult job in one of the most densely populated pockets in India with resource constraints.