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Construction work on waste-to-energy project to start soon: NMC

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06/11/2017

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), on Wednesday, informed the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court that construction work on waste-to-energy project at Bhandewadi would start soon and it had already submitted the proposal to government to allot 10 acres land. The HC had adjourned the hearing by two weeks.

The corporation's reply came while 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.

Earlier, NMC's counsel Sudhir Puranik informed that they had allotted six acres for the project, but since it needed four acres more, a new proposal was dispatched to the government for approval as per the Maharashtra Municipal Act, 1949.

The waste-to-energy project is a joint venture with Essel Infraprojects Limited and Hitachi Zosen India Private Limited, both Mumbai-based firms. NMC proposed to hand over six acres of land 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 800 tonnes per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW). Currently, another plant of Hanjer is treating 200 MT solid waste.

During last hearing, the civic body informed that it would complete much-needed project within two years. It submitted a time bound schedule for commencement of solid waste management project.

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