SUBJECT :Solid Waste Management 

 Tender floated; proposed to be set up on 13.23 acres in Jhuriwala

The Haryana Government has planned a solid waste management project for Panchkula and Naraingarh cluster in Panchkula district.

The tender has been floated by the Haryana Government and the proposed site has been identified in Jhuriwala in Panchkula district. At present, the city’s garbage is being dumped at the dumping ground in Sector 23, which has made the life hell of residents of Sectors 23 to 27.

A senior official of the Haryana Government said the total area of the land at the proposed processing facility in Panchkula is 13.23 acres.

The site is located at Jhariwala village and is owned by the Panchkula Municipal Corporation. The processing and sanitary landfilling is proposed to be carried out at this site for the Panchkula cluster.

At present, dumping of the entire city’s garbage at the Sector 23 site is causing a huge inconvenience to residents.

In the first House meeting of the MC in 2014, a major decision regarding the disposal of garbage and setting up of a garbage processing plant was taken. But till date, nothing has been finalised.

Present infrastructure

There are 80 garbage collection points in Panchkula. The waste collected in Panchkula from collection points is transported by 28 tractor trolleys to the dumping ground. For secondary transportation of waste, Panchkula has 6 dumper placers, 3 refuse compactors and 15 Mahindra pick-up trucks. There are 607 temporary (contractual) and 74 safai karamcharis (outsourced).

Waste generation in Panchkula

Current waste generation: 168.3 tonnes per day 

Proposed waste generation in 2025: 213 tonnes per day

Proposed waste generation in 2035: 287 tonnes per day

Recommended technology for processing plant

A senior official of the Haryana Government said the plant was designed to process approx 200 tonnes of solid waste per day and is able to process different kinds of waste.

Fact file

In November 2015, the National Green Tribunal had taken a note of the situation and directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority and the Pollution Control Board to ensure due compliance of laws governing the management of landfill sites. However, the waste is not being duly covered according to laws, complain residents. The Municipal Corporation, which maintains the site, has also not been able to ensure compliance of guidelines. 

Source: The Tribune