Chandigarh, January 14:- Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh has directed the Chandigarh Smart City Ltd. and Municipal Corporation Chandigarh to prepare a plan to completely clear the legacy waste from the dumping ground in Dadu Majra.

The Administrator visited the legacy mining site alongwith compost plant at Dadumajra today in the presence of Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Sh. Dharam Pal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MCC & CEO, Chandigarh Smart City Ltd., Sh. Dalip Sharma, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Anup Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Sh. Kuldeep Kumar, area councillor and other councillors of MCC.

Keeping in view the health and hygiene of the residents of Dadumajra, the Governor directed the officers concerned to clear the backlog of RDF lying inside the boundary wall within one week. He directed the officers to prepare a detailed plan to clear the rest of the legacy waste from the mining site with additional processing by putting more manpower and machinery if required.

The Administrator directed the Adviser to take up with power plants of neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab to lift the RDF generated to get rid of the accumulated RDF in the mining area.

The Commissioner apprised the Administrator and Adviser that the biomining work at old dumping site was allotted to a private firm to biomine 5 lakh metric tonne of waste and biomining of one part of the garbage dump was on and it will be completed very soon.

She also apprised that the Municipal Corporation had taken over the waste processing plant from Jaypee group last year.

The Administrator directed that the processing machinery be upgraded immediately at to ensure that fresh waste does not end up at the dumping ground directly. He also directed that the proposal submitted to GoI under SBM of 77 crores for the bioremediation of the 7.67 LMT legacy waste be pursued and got cleared at the earliest.

The Administrator also visited the compost plant at Dadumajra. He directed the concerned officers to upgrade the capacity of the plant and use the manure generated from the plant in their own assets.