IIT Delhi comes up with presentation to solve city’s waste woes

By: | Published: September 8, 2017 9:56 AM

IIT Delhi and industry expert on Thursday made a presentation to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal to find a solution to the city's waste problem.

 

iit delhi, waste disposal,  Anil Baijal, Arvind Kejriwal, Narela, Delhi government, NHAI, MCD Earlier, Delhi government has proposed to allot a land to the North MCD for a waste-to-energy plant at a vegetable market in Narela, Kejriwal government is yet to find a solution to the city’s waste problem. (PTI)

IIT Delhi and industry expert on Thursday made a presentation to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal to find a solution to the city’s waste problem. Earlier, Delhi government has proposed to allot a land to the North MCD for a waste-to-energy plant at a vegetable market in Narela, Kejriwal government is yet to find a solution to the city’s waste problem. Anil Baijal in a statement had mentioned that the landfills at Bhalswa and Okhla will be going through a “greening after grading their slopes” procedure and the work will be done under the guidance of ‘experts to take care of any contingencies,’ according to Indian Express reports.

L-G Anil Baijal further said that for Ghazipur the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will take the work of garbage segregation in mid-November. ” The NHAI “undertake the work of segregation and utilisation of garbage from mid-November for utilisation in its road project,” he said. The officials will meet their counterparts of North MCD on Friday for the government’s plan proposed that “the vegetable market in Narela be allotted as waste-to-energy plant to clear piling garbage.”

Professor Manoj Datta of IIT-Delhi in a mneeting explained measures to improve the stability of garbage mounds such as flattening the slope, removing liquid from them and gas. Survey and case studies from Gorai (Maharashtra), Vapi (Gujarat) and Hyderabad (Telangana) were cited as an example. The implementation of the required measures would take somewhere between nine to 18 months, according to the statement. Delhi Jal Board CEO Keshav Chandra also cited ways in which the problem of garbage dump can be tackled.

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