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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Gurugram Municipal Corporation clears 1.25 lakh tonne construction waste

Sumedha Sharma

Tribune News Service

Gurugram, July 11

The municipal corporation (MC) in Gurugram has cleared around 1.25 lakh tonnes of construction and demolition (Camp;D) waste in the last seven months, making it the highest annual clearing in the NCR in the last five years.

The quantity was a meagre 4,643 tonnes in 2019. The authorities credited the success to the new enforcement strategy of the MC, which did away with outsourced enforcement teams.

Enforcement agency Pragati AL Natural Resources had issued challans worth Rs 50 lakh and recovered around Rs 28 lakh till date. The agency had submitted recovery assessment of over Rs 80 lakh since January.

"Construction and demolition waste has been the biggest civic issue in Gurugram. We have utilised the last eight months, especially the period of lockdown, to clean the city. The Aravalli patch, a dump yard earlier, will now be a bio-diversity zone," said Municipal Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh.

According to a report compiled by the MC, the city had a legacy of around 8 lakh metric tonnes of Camp;D waste, producing 300 tonnes per day.

"When we started, a majority did not know the procedure. We have cleared patches like IFFCO Chowk and Aravallis and kept a tab on every nook and corner. The number of calls to take away waste has increased and illegal dumping has come down by 60 per cent," said a Pragati spokesperson.

from The Tribune

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