New Delhi, Oct 9: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated the country's largest construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant at Jahangirpuri with a recycling capacity of 2000 tons.
It is the fourth of its kind, while the remaining three are at Ranikhera, Shastri Park and Bakkarwala.
"These four plants have a recycling capacity of 5,000 tonnes, which doesn't meet the requirements of 6,500 tonnes of debris produced daily. We have a plan to construct a new C&D plant at Okhla with a recycling capacity of 1000 tonnes, and the capacity of four plants will be increased slightly," Kejriwal said.
"Waste from construction and demolition will be recycled into tiles, bricks, and other products for reuse. In MCD, everyone now receives salaries on time, and corruption has decreased because of the honest governance of the AAP government," he added.
The Delhi Chief Minister further said that previously, employees "often didn't receive salaries for several months, and the MCD was notorious for corruption".
Kejriwal also appealed to Delhiites to ensure their participation in making the city clean and green.
The plant is based on one of the "most advanced technologies in the world and causes no air pollution".
It has zero discharge technology and a low sound level. The plant is based on green technology with 90-95 per cent water recycling and zero discharge of wastewater.