Governor Banwarilal Purohit inaugurates upgraded solid waste processing plant at Dadumajra

Governor Banwarilal Purohit inaugurates upgraded solid waste processing plant at Dadumajra

Appreciates the steps of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh to improve waste management in the city

 

Chandigarh, December 1

The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, Chandigarh  Banwarilal Purohit today inaugurated the upgraded Solid Waste Processing plant at Dadumajra to process dry waste and convert it to RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) in the presence of Smt. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Sh. Dharmpal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh and other senior officers of Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.

 

After inaugurating the upgraded plant, the Governor said that today the MCC has added new strength to Chandigarh’s campaign for cleanliness. Lauding the efforts of team MCC, the Governor said that it has made the plant upgraded and operational in such a short span of time. He said it was a gift to the city beautiful from the MCC, which will not only lead city to gain in Swachhata rankings but also give relief to the citizens of Chandigarh. He further said that this step shall go a long way in ensuring that another dumpsite is not formed again.

 

He said that both dry and wet waste will be processed in the plant with existing machines repaired and installed by the MCC. He asked the Municipal authorities to ensure fully functional and the processing of waste regularly on daily basis without any kind of break.

 

Smt. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, Chandigarh said that change is possible if a sincere effort is made by recognizing problems. She said that with the 100% processing of the solid waste and wet waste, the Chandigarh will retain its title of city beautiful again. She appreciated the efforts of MCC team to start this plant again with upgraded machinery.

 

Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Chandigarh said that this plant was established in the year 2008 by Jai Parkash Associates Ltd. on built, own, operate and transfer basis for 30 years and the agency demanded tipping fee during the period of operation in the year 2012 which was beyond the terms and conditions of the agreement. The agency failed to operate the plant properly due to non maintenance of machinery from time to time. The agreement was terminated in June 2020 and plant was taken over by the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.

 

He said that the plant for dry waste was lying dysfunctional since 2020 for want of upgrading of the machinery as some machinery had become unserviceable. Recently, MCC allotted the overhauling and upgrading the plant including the operation and maintenance of plant for one year extendable by 2 years to M/s Aneie Astechno Pvt. Ltd., Sonepat @ 6.20 crores and the cost involved on upgrading the plant at about 2.91 crores.

 

While speaking on the occasion, Sh. Dharmpal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator said that this plant will process 100% dry waste generated in the city which is about 200 TPD. The capacity of Wet Waste Processing Plant is also being enhanced by construction of sheds. This shall increase the capacity from 120 TPD to 200 TPD. Altogether, the Municipal Corporation shall be processing wet waste and dry waste to the quantum of 400 TPD in this plant shortly.

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