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Waste to energy project at Bhandewadi to be completed in 2 years: NMC

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03/08/2017

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Wednesday informed the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court (HC) that it would complete the much-needed waste to energy project at Bhandewadi within two years.

The NMC, through its health department, submitted a time-bound schedule for the commencement of solid waste management project.

The corporation's reply came through an affidavit by executive engineer Anirudhha Chouganjkar during hearing of a PIL by Poonam Pride Condominium (through lawyer Deven Chauhan), highlighting the plight of residents of nearby Sanchayani Complex at Khamla Square, which had been turned into a dumping ground.

In reply to the court's order of July 5 to submit the waste to energy project schedule, the NMC, through Counsel Sudhir Puranik, informed that it would be a joint venture with Essel Infraprojects Limited and Hitachi Zosen India Private Limited, both Mumbai-based firms.

It had proposed to hand over six acres at Bhandewadi as per the original agreement with the joint venture on May 4. Later, the consortium demanded an additional four acres at the same location. The plant would have capacity to treat 600 tonnes per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW). Currently, another plant of Hanjer is treating 200 MT solid waste.

Chouganjkar informed that the NMC's general body, which only could take a decision in this regard, granted approval during its July 20 meeting for allotting additional land. Now, the contractor will start preliminary works required for the commencement of the project.

In its previous order, the court also directed the NMC to submit names of officers who have been entrusted with the responsibility to clean dustbins in all wards or places where garbage is thrown. The NMC submitted a list of zonal health officers and sanitary inspectors of every zone and ward.

During the last hearing, the court asked NMC on why it didn't terminate contract with Kanak Resources Management Limited (KRML) if it was not performing its duties properly.

NMC informed it would be recovering 1.10 crore from KRML for illegally charging it for lifting garbage from the city. It would also be recovering 15 lakh per month from the operator till the entire amount is paid.

KRML denied all the allegations against it and also pleaded ignorance about receiving any notice from NMC regarding recovery of 1.10 crore. In fact, KRML argued that its contract was only for lifting of garbage from the city and not for cleaning.

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  • News Section: Bio Energy News
  • Month: August
  • Year: 2017
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