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Saswat Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: In what could bring major relief for the residents of Daruthenga village on the outskirts of the capital city, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities on Saturday informed that the disposal of waste at the contentious Bhuasuni dumping yard will be stopped once all the micro-composting (MCC) systems installed in the Smart City become operational.

BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary today informed that in the next six to eight months, as many as 43 micro-composting centres will begin to function which will help in composting of green wastes and recycling of non-biodegradable wastes through bio-mining process.

"Tender for the project has already been handed over and construction works of 25 such MCC systems have already begun so we are trying to finish the project as soon as possible. But since it would take some months to establish the system in full-fledge, then only we will be able to stop the disposal of garbage at Daruthenga," said Chaudhary.

The solid garbage already deposited on the outskirts of the Smart City will be recycled through bio-mining, the BMC Commissioner added.

Recently, senior Congress leader and Jatni MLA Sura Routray had threatened self-immolation in front of Naveen Niwas if his demands that include relocation of the dumping yard in Daruthenga are not fulfilled within 35 days.

Apart from health hazards, locals of the area have been alleging that the swelling of wastes at the dumping yard is posing a threat to animals of nearby situated Nandankanan Zoological Park.


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