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New landfill site to come up at Tikri Khampur

NEW DELHI: In bid to combat landfill sites crisis, Delhi government is mulling to give the North Municipal Corporation land for a new waste-to-energy (WTE) plant at Tikri Khampur Mandi in north-west Delhi.
Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai said that our government is not getting land for humanity programmes such as schools, Mohalla Clinics and other purposes but our government is considering to set up land fill site for North Delhi Corporation.
Development Minister Gopal Rai called an emergency meeting for Delhi marketing Board officials on Friday to deliberate on the proposal.
Rai added that Still road-map would be prepared after NDMC consent.
Though Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal has ordered the expansion of the capacity of the existing three WTE plants, a portion of Delhi's over 9,000 metric tonnes of daily garbage production would still remain unprocessed.
In addition, government officials said the Corporation would also have to process the green waste of the mandi, perhaps through a separate composting facility apart from the plant.
While the three landfills of Delhi have been stretched beyond their capacity for years, the problem came to a head on September 1, when a portion of the Ghazipur landfill in east Delhi collapsed, leading to the death of two passers-by in the incident.
The Delhi development Minister Rai said twice issued a tender to set up a waste-to-energy plant in Ghazipur fish and poultry market with an aim to curb pollution.
Rai said the plant, based on technology developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, is expected to generate 1800 KW electricity.
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