Jindal ITF Ecopolis’s Ferozepur Cluster’s Municipal Solid Waste Management Project was inaugurated and dedicated to the city by Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister and Kharbanda, Additional Commissioner. The ceremony was attended by noted dignitaries’ of city alongwith representatives of Jindal ITF.
The project will be implemented under PPP (public private partnership) between Punjab Government and Jindal ITF Ecopolis and aims to address issue of waste disposal and management affecting the city. Located in Jalalabad, the estimated cost of the project is approximately Rs. 30crores.
Commenting on this partnership, Indresh Batra, Vice Chairman Jindal ITF and MD Jindal SAW said, “The project envisages the establishment and operation of an integrated waste management system serving Jalalabad and its cluster ULBs. We are thankful to the Govt. of Punjab, Municipal Council of Jalalabad and Jalalabad city for lending support to Ferozepur Cluster’s Municipal Solid Waste Management Project. We hope to generate employment for over 500 people directly and indirectly through this project.”
The overall objective of the project is to improve aesthetics within the city and protect the environment and public health by taking appropriate measures over the entire chain of solid waste movement from generation at household/commercial/institutional levels to door to door collection/primary collection, storage, transportation, treatment and its eventual safe disposal”, Batra further added.
Speaking on the occasion Sukhbir Singh Badal said, “We are confident that Punjab Government’s futuristic vision to address issues of municipal solid waste management will leave a positive footprint and would improve quality of life for the residents through a structured approach.
Our objective has always been to safeguard the environment and public health, therefore, this MSW project plays a vital and critical role for not only waste being disposed off properly but also to generate electricity. We are also thankful to our partners Jindal ITF Ecopolis, a company of high repute and with a turnover of 15 billion dollars.”
This Solid waste Management Project includes door to door collection of source-segregated MSW, secondary collection & transportation of MSW to the processing site, processing of waste through appropriate technologies and disposal of rejects/inerts to the Common Sanitary Landfill Facility.
The project will be implemented under PPP (public private partnership) arrangement wherein JMC and the cluster ULBs will provide support in terms of land allocation, access to the existing disposal sites within their respective jurisdictions while the operator is expected to deploy own resources for creation of the required infrastructure and rendering of services.
An intermediate or process objective of the project is to minimize waste quantities by deploying viable and proven technologies for resource recovery and thereby minimize area required for safe disposal in sanitary landfills.
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