EAST DELHI INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE PLANT IN FOR OPERATION IN 22 DAYS: MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER, EAST DELHI

EAST DELHI INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE PLANT IN FOR OPERATION IN 22 DAYS: MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER, EAST DELHI

EAST DELHI INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE PLANT IN FOR OPERATION IN 22 DAYS: MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER, EAST DELHI

 

No.PR-207
March 3, 2015
New Delhi
 

EAST DELHI INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE PLANT IN FOR OPERATION IN 22 DAYS: MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER, EAST DELHI

 

The integrated solid waste plant of East Delhi would go critical and begin to produce power at Gazipur in next 20-22 days, says Commissioner of East Delhi Municipal Corporation Mr. Amit Yadav.
 

Addressing a National Conference on Waste Management under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Yadav, however, added that solid waste management would still be a challenging issue for all three municipalities of Delhi because these generate close to 9000 million tones of solid waste everyday.

 

“The integrated plant of East Delhi after becoming operational, would, however, address all the environmental issues including the ecological concerns as all necessary precautions have been taken to take care of the issues with involving best of the technologies for the successful operation of the plant”, pointed out Mr. Yadav.
 

However, the Gazipur land fill site was still full of solid waste dumped and accumulated within it for decades the government of Delhi is still struggling for finding solutions as to how the solid waste of the site could be suitably utilized for other purposes such as building roads and so on and so forth besides generating additional power, he informed.
 

Speaking on the occasion Senior Scientist, Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Department of Atomic Energy Dr. S B Ghosh said that processing of solid waste from various municipalities was a challenge and the Department of Atomic Energy has already been engaged to process solid waste for bio gas generation in states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, and even Kerala including the Maharashtra in which its operational plants were already critical.
 

Mr. Arvind Singh of IL&FS Environment said that this company has engaged the best of technologies for processing solid waste for East Delhi Gazipur Plant which was best in the capital.
 

The Conference was also addressed by other experts including Mr. Varun Gupta, Co-Chairman, Water & Solid Waste Management Committee, PHD Chamber; Dr. D S Shyni, Consultant-Sanitation & Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India; Md. Mohsin Alam, Commissioner of Income Tax, New Delhi.
 

ENDS

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)