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Decades old garbage dumping site at Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu to be history

Last Updated on July 28, 2020 at 11:37 pm

Jammu, July 28: There may be few people in Jammu who have never seen the garbage dumping site at Bhagwati Nagar near the banks of River Tawi. Perhaps the two generations of Jammu have seen the site and also the directions by authorities and even the High Court of J&K to clear the site.

The Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) was so far sitting on its hands to take any action on the garbage dumping site at Bhagwati Nagar. But not anymore as the Municipal Commissioner Avny Lavasa has decided to do away with the site and scientifically treat the waste.

Interestingly the Bhagwati Nagar garbage dumping site in Jammu is 30 years old and despite repeated directives by the J&K High Court, no action was taken.

Now an ambitious project that would not only treat the garbage at the site but will also beautify the area in the next step has been undertaken by the JMC. The idea is a brain child of Avny Lavasa and has been appreciated even by the Lt Governor of J&K GC Murmu who launched the project on Tuesday.

As per an official statement, the project of Legacy Waste Treatment has been undertaken by JMC at Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu, whereby the decades-old waste dumping site will be cleared.

“The area has been used as a dumping site for Municipal Solid Waste for last thirty years. These huge dumps of waste now referred to as Legacy Waste is to be scientifically treated as per National Green Tribunal guidelines. Jammu City generates approx 350 MT of garbage per day and its management and treatment is a challenging task ahead” the statement added.

The official statement further added that JMC has envisaged the project of scientific treatment of the solid waste through a multiple treatment approaches involving composting through bio-cultures for decomposing the organic matter, establishing Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) for recyclables and landfilling the merit waste.

“The whole project has been designed to be cost-effective and time-bound so as to meet the National Green Tribunal deadlines, Solid Waste Management Rules, and Bye-laws” it stated further.