Published On: Sat, Aug 29th, 2015

Uttarakhand’s biggest solid waste treatment plant to be set up in Haldwani

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The biggest solid waste treatment plant of the state worth Rs 34 crore and spread across 4 hectares of land is all set to be built in Haldwani. The approval of the project was granted by the central government this week under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT).

Speeding up work, officials of Nainital district visited the plant site on Friday and held deliberations on the project. The project is based on cluster approach type wherein waste of more than one municipal area will be treated at the plant. This will benefit five municipal corporations including Rudrapur, Kiccha, Lalkuan (all in Udham Singh Nagar district) and Bheemtaal and Haldwani (both in Nainital district).

As per data compiled by the Haldwani-Kathgodam Municipal Corporation, nearly 192 metric tonnes of waste is generated by more than 70,000 families in these five towns, and Haldwani alone generates 89 metric tonnes. As part of the scheme, every family will be provided with two bins and one van catering to a population of 1,000 will be deployed in every municipality to pick up garbage and transport it to the plant. Work on the project is likely to start next week and the plant will become operational in 18 months’ time.

GPS to be installed in Garbage collection vehicles

The vehicles to be used for garbage collection will be fitted with GPS tracking devices and workers will be provided with safety gloves, boots and uniform along with other utilities. The treatment plant will have a compost plant, concrete yard, godown, weigh bridge, laboratory, a leachate collection tank and other requisite machinery and equipment. A van to remove dead animals will also be provided under the scheme.

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