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Chandigarh’s Legacy Waste Cleanup Set for Completion by Year-End

Chandigarh's Legacy Waste Cleanup Set for Completion by Year-End

The Chandigarh Administration has announced a significant environmental milestone with the expected completion of the legacy waste bioremediation project at Dadu Majra by December 31. This initiative marks a crucial step towards sustainability and proper waste management within the city.

Spanning 8.28 acres, the current landfill site at Dadu Majra has been under rigorous clean-up processes initiated by the UT Administration. The Department of Environment, UT, in a recent affidavit to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), detailed the progression of the bioremediation efforts. The project aims to address the longstanding issue of waste accumulation and its associated hazards.

The affidavit also highlights the successful completion of bioremediation on a separate 20-acre old dump site. This phase of the project commenced on October 22, 2020, and involved the processing of 5 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of legacy waste. As a result of these efforts, 20 acres of previously contaminated land have been reclaimed and revitalized.

The Administration’s proactive approach not only aligns with environmental conservation efforts but also improves the overall quality of life for the city’s residents. This project is a testament to the commitment of the Chandigarh Administration to adhere to sustainable practices and regulatory mandates aimed at environmental protection.

With the deadline for completion fast approaching, the city looks forward to a cleaner and more sustainable future. The successful execution of this project is expected to serve as a model for other cities tackling similar environmental challenges.

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