Vikash Sharma

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to stop dumping of waste generated from different parts of the city at Daruthenga from today. However, the proposal for the Bio-mining at the concerned site will continue, read a letter issued by the civic body to Daruthenga Sarpanch.

In the letter, BMC has stated that the civic body will completely stop transportation of garbage to Bhuasuni site with effect from 17.05.2023 as against the deadline of May 31, 2023. The deadline was fixed at a high-level meeting held on August 30, 2022 under the chairmanship of Housing and Urban Development Minister regarding "Action Plan for Minimisation of Transportation of Waste to Bhuasuni."

“BMC will start the Bio-mining of legacy waste at dump site in order to reclaim the land to its original position for the benefit of the local residents. Accordingly, as committed by the local villagers of the Daruthenga necessary cooperation may be provided for movement and installation of machineries at the site immediately,” the letter added.

BMC Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said, “BMC is processing waste through decentralised manner which is also called micro-compost centre and other scientific measures are also being explored.”

Kulange further informed that the BMC has followed the timeline of stopping the dumping of waste at Daruthenga.

“We have worked out a plan keeping in view the time for processing and other aspects. Only after generating capacity, we have taken decision. For Bio-mining project, deployment of machines and equipment will start,” Kulange added.

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