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Construction & debris in Jaipur to be recycled to make bricks & tiles soon!

Reportedly, a recycling plant to treat the construction waste will soon be set up in Jaipur's Langaniyawas

In an attempt to counter the problem of waste management, Jaipur has stepped up to join the league of cities that have initiated construction and demolition (CND) waste collection projects. Under the ambit of this initiative, construction waste will be collected from the site itself by companies that are given the contract to do the same. As per reports, the waste collected from these sites will then be recycled to make bricks and tiles. Going by the reports, this ambitious project of both the municipal corporations of Jaipur is expected to start soon.

Corporation to pay ₹390 per metric tonne to the company

As per the official of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation Heritage, the final discussion of this project with the company is underway currently. Moreover, the land lease agreement is likely to be settled soon too. Purportedly, the company will receive a 20-year contract to collect and process the CND waste. Since the tenders for this project was floated in 2017 before the split of civic bodies in the city, this contract will be effective in both the municipal corporations of Jaipur.

Reportedly, the company will establish a dedicated plant at Langaniyawas to process the waste and turn it into bricks and tiles. Once the waste is collected, it will be transferred to this plant and the corporation will pay about ₹390 per metric tonne of waste collected by the company.

Jaipur generates about 300 metric tonnes of waste everyday!

According to the reports, an average of 300 metric tonnes of CND waste is generated everyday in Jaipur alone. This waste remains strewn across the city, in landfills or by the roadside, as the hop-pickers aren't obliged to collect it. Since there isn't a prescribed guideline regarding the dumping of CND waste, people dispose off the waste without following any rules. This pile of waste then leads to an increase in the existing level of air and water pollution.

With this initiative, Jaipur will become one of the few leading cities in India to have such a waste-disposal system. This project will provide the much needed facelift to the city by ensuring proper disposal of construction waste and its recycling.

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All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

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