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Gurugram To Set Up Waste Treatment Plant, Aims To Recycle 95% Of Incoming Waste

Currently the Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste is either duped onto landfills along with other waste or gets disposed of on the roadside

  • Facility will mix C&D waste from designated sites of MCG in Gurugram
  • The plant will take a year to complete
  • Construction activities and waste contributes to particulate matter

Gurugram: A waste management plant for the recycling of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste will come up in Gurugram, in a bid to prevent air pollution.

The foundation stone for the same was laid in Basai on May 22 by Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) Commissioner V Uma Shankar.

He said that the facility will get mixed C&D waste from designated sites of MCG in Gurugram. The waste would be recycled into aggregates, cement bricks and manufactured sand in the plant.

The plant, which will take a year’s time to complete, will also be able to recover and recycle about 95 per cent of the incoming waste, he added.

Being a developing city, the rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development and quantum of C&D waste generation in Gurugram has increased considerably – about 700 tonnes per day (TPD), he said.

The waste is generally dumped on the roadside, the Aravalis or mixed with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and sent to the landfill. Such unplanned dumping chokes surface drains, disrupts traffic, pollutes water and is an eyesore on the urban landscape, he added.

As per reports, the annual increase in the C&D waste generation is said to be 10 per cent. Currently, the city has no scientific system for processing this waste.

It has been also reported that the dust from construction activities and waste contributes to particulate matter (PM 2.5 and 10) in the air contributing to alarming air pollution levels, he said.

Use of recycled aggregate will reduce the consumption of fresh stones and sand, thus conserving natural resources and helping in reducing sand mining.

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