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Ggn, Faridabad authorities to recycle garbage

Gurugram: The district administrations of Gurugram and Faridabad have planned to collect the garbage from the households from where it will be sent to the Bandhwari landfill site for recycling.
The main objective behind the process is to create a comprehensive mechanism where the collected waste will be effectively segregated before being recycled.
At present, waste collected from most of the houses were being dumped in the vacant spaces in both the cities.
Notably, the government has been facing criticism for lying the landfill site vacant. Over 1,400 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad is dumped daily at the 30-acre site.
After a long delay, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese company Ecogreen Energy Pvt Ltd for converting the waste into power was signed.
Besides producing power, there plans are afoot to produce bio-gas from the plant. An amount of Rs 430 crore is slated to be spent on the project where Rs 75 crore will be allocated under the central government's initiative of Swacchh Bharat campaign.
According to the government officials, this is one of the few projects where investment on such a large scale is being carried out under the cleanliness campaign.
Set up with an investment of Rs 300 crore in 2008, the objective was to operationalise a power plant and plastic recycling at the site.
However the plans did not materialize and in 2013 citing heavy losses, the contractor Irfan Furniturewalla Hanjer abandoned the project of recycling the waste of the area.
Even as the officials claimed there were lot of negotiation with other contractors there was no progress.
Meanwhile, the green activists have alleged that officials at MCG were trying to extend the area of the site nestled in the green belt of Aravallis.
Besides the green activists, villagers close to the landfill site have often complained that how the vast amount of garbage piled up in the area is causing a health hazard for residents nearby.
The villages close to the landfill sites have cited that how the groundwater of the area has become contaminated and thereby causing water borne diseases to most of the residents nearby.
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