Bhubaneswar, Sept 20: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation is all set to begin the proposed bio-mining plant at Daruthenga.
The civic body has purchased machinery for the project to be set up on 6-acre land. At first boundary wall will be erected in the proposed area before the installation of the machines, said a senior official of the BMC.
BMC deputy commissioner (sanitation), Suvendu Kumar Sahu said, “We have discussed the project with villagers in the last meeting. We will finalize the launching date of the project after an internal meeting”.
According to BMC data, around 15 metric tons of waste have been dumped in Daruthenga yard. It will take three years time to treat the garbage.
BMC commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange had discussed with the villagers visiting the dumping yard recently. This week a detailed discussion will be held with the villagers about the project, said a senior official.
Bio-mining is a process by which garbage is treated with bio-organisms or natural elements. Through bio-mining, the unsegregated accumulated heap of waste is exposed to bio-organisms to get decomposed through a natural process and the non-biodegradable materials are dealt with separately.
The compost produced after bio-mining will be used in farming and the Dalmia Cement company will take the plastic materials to use in cement processing. Other solid wastes will be used in other works of the civic body, said a senior official associated with the project.