LG inaugurates waste management plants
NEW DELHI: To manage and process large quantity of waste produced in the National Capital, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal inaugurated 1TPD aerobic composter, one 5TDP by methanation plant and one 100 KLD affluent treatment plant at Punjabi Bagh.
Baijal while referring fast increasing population in Delhi and limited resources available, exhorted the local bodies to make all-out efforts for optimum rational and conservation of natural resources. He stated that Delhi generates 10000-ton waste every day and it has become a daunting challenge to manage and process the entire quantity of waste.
He appreciated the efforts of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in establishing relevant and much-needed plants which will go a long way in the production of enriched organic manure, generation of electricity and treatment of polluted water for the purposes of irrigation in its parks.
He also emphasised on the problems related to landfill citing that dumping huge heaps of waste at these sites is not suicidal and the difficulty in establishing new sites is mainly because of two reasons –one scarcity of land and another discontent among the local population where landfill is to be established. Urging other local bodies to follow the footstep of SDMC to manage waste, LG requested the organisations across capital to set up a web platform with an aim to help each other. He also expressed confidence that SDMC will taking up novel projects in the interest of the environment and health of the citizens.
Also, to process biodegradable municipal solid waste and to produce electricity and organic manure and compost, SDMC Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel announced that the civic body has decided to set up four bio-methanation plants, four aerobic drum composters and a slew of effluent water treatment plants.