North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NMC) has set up its 4th trommeling machine at Bhalswa landfill site for bio-mining and processing of the legacy waste. The machine will segregate 300 metric tonne of waste daily.
A senior North Corporation official said that the machine will separate waste into three fractions first into light material like plastic, polythene, cloths etc, second into heavy material like 'Construction and Demolition' (C&D) waste, glass or metals etc and then the remains will further be segregated the waste into soil waste. After segregation, some of the processed materials would be utilised in Narela Bawana 'Waste to Energy' plant and some waste will be used for making tiles and other product at C & D waste plant Burari.
Biomining involves usage of separator machines which are used for separating waste material to obtain soil, plastic, wood and other components after processing.
Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari and Member of Parliament(MP), North - West Delhi Hansraj Hans inaugurated the facility in an event here on Monday. Addressing the gathering, Tiwari said that the initiative of removing the garbage is very productive in managing waste. "The garbage mountain in Delhi is a shame but our Delhi Chief Minister is not worried about this. He said that the corporation gets funds from the Delhi government, but the Delhi government is not releasing the fund of the corporation, even they are not giving the corporation the due funds for the salaries of the employees," he added.
Leader of Opposition in Delhi Legislative Assembly Vijender Gupta said that the efforts of the Corporation cannot be expressed in words. He said that after the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' launched by the Prime Minister, awareness about cleanliness among the masses has increased drastically. He said that if we start segregation of waste home in green or blue bins then we would be able to solve this problem.