Civic panel okays bio-mining project

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Yogesh Mulik said, “Opposition parties voted against the proposal. However, we passed it with majority of 11 votes. We have awarded the project to a private player for four years."

PUNE: After civic activists had raised an objection about the tender of biomining which was tabled by Solid Waste Management Department in the Standing Committee meeting last week, it was postponed. Now, it was approved by the Standing Committee on Tuesday. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) voted against the proposal but it was passed with a majority. 

Yogesh Mulik, Chairman of the Committee, said, “Opposition parties voted against the proposal. However, we passed it with majority of 11 votes. We have awarded the project to a private player for four years. We have given a committment to National Green Tribunal (NGT) about biomining and hence, we had to pass the project for speedy work.” 

In biomining, the waste is levelled first and recyclables are removed from it. The waste is then separated and material useful for compost is again separated from it. The remaining waste are shredded and sold as RDF (refuse-derived fuel) to cement companies and power plants.

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