The work for bio-mining of around 11,20,000 tones of municipal waste at Mulund dumping ground has already started
The Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made Rs 43 crore provision for waste processing of Mulund dumping ground in budget 2019-20. The dumping ground was closed last year.
The work for bio-mining of around 11,20,000 tones of municipal waste at Mulund dumping ground has already started. The waste spread at around 24 hectares of land and the process of bio-mining and recovery of land will be completed by July 2024.
BMC is set to spend around Rs 731 crore in processing of waste of the dumping ground. "In the first year, the contractor will set up machinery at the dumping ground. Rs 43 crore has been proposed as quantity of is low in first year," said an official from the Solid Waste Management of BMC. He added that gradually the amount will be increased.
In June 2018, the BMC appointed a consortium of Prakash Constrowell Ltd, Infotech International Ltd and EB Enviro Biotech Pvt Ltd to process waste at Mulund dumping ground. In earlier attempt, the civic body failed to get a contractor.
"The Mulund dumping ground is filled with around 11,20,000 tonnes of municipal garbage and this will process over a period of six years," said the official. In the first year, around 11 lakh (16%) waste will be processed and subsequently, waste processing will be increased. "In the fifth and sixth year, around 123 lakh MT waste will be processed," he added.
Mulund dumping ground, the second largest in the city was closed in October last year. The civic body used to dump around 1500 metric tonnes (MT) of garbage per day which are now being dumped at Deonar and Kanjurmarg landfill. At present, the city generates around 7200 MT of garbage daily
The Mulund dumping ground is spread over 24 hectares of land, and it has been used since 1967.