Trees will be planted to make the city pollution-free
Work was started to clear the rubbish heap
Garbage removed in 24 acres of land
The plastic was separated from the waste
News Inside/ Bureau: 5th September 2021
The Municipal Corporation has planned to provide pure oxygen to the city from the Pirana dumping site, which is the biggest problem in the city of Ahmedabad and from where most of the pollution spreads in the city. The 24 acres of open space at the Pirana dumping site is currently being planted with 1,000 different trees and an oxygen park is being set up. Plants will be planted as the space opens up. About 1.5 crore metric tonnes of waste has been collected at the Pirana site out of which 4.5 million metric tonnes have been removed so far. Harshad Solanki, director of solid waste management of the municipal corporation, told News Inside that the decision to make the open space of the Pirana dumping site an oxygen park was taken by Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar. So that in the open space today, about 1 thousand plants of trees like pipal, wad, neem have been planted. Numerous trees will be planted at the site and an oxygen park will be set up and the city will be given clean oxygen and pollution-free. Harshad Solanki further said that NGT had ordered to remove such large piles of waste in different cities of the country by bio-mining or other processing. So the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation immediately brought in two Tromil machines and undertook a pilot project and started clearing the rubbish heap. After opening 4 acres of land, the tender was issued by submitting a tender to NGT and quick removal of waste was carried out. Today, at the Pirana dumping site, there are 300 metric tons of waste per day from 50 Tromil machines and 1000 metric tons of waste from 8 Tromil machines. About 1300 metric tons of waste are removed daily from 58 Tromil machines. 15 to 20 thousand metric tons of waste is removed even during the monsoon season. The land has been cleared by removing the waste from the landfill spread over 85 acres of land in 24 acres of land. About one and a half crore metric tonnes of waste has been collected at the Pirana site out of which about 45 lakh metric tonnes have been removed so far. The waste generated by exposing 24 acres of land is used for Purana. Plastic has also been identified which will be used in waste to energy plants.