Andhra Pradesh

Garbage dump yard to be capped in Anantapur

Recreation centre with a large park likely to come up there

The garbage dump yard in Anantapur will very soon be a pleasant place to visit if the State government okays the Anantapur Municipal Corporation’s ₹50 crore proposals to the Swachh Andhra Corporation.

As per the proposal, more than 125 metric tonnes of solid waste produced daily in the city would be segregated at source and the dry waste, including plastic, sent to factories for production of energy. The Ultratech Cement at Tadipatri had taken 40 MT per day on an experimental basis for some days.

Capping the existing garbage dumpyard is another proposal, which is also being considered for which the AMC had sought the approval of the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. As per the proposal, the existing solid waste garbage at the dump would also be segregated and the dry waste sent for energy production at cement factories, inert objects used for landfill sites and the remaining left there to be covered with a layer of soil for plantation of grass and other shrubs to arrest flying of dust from the place.

When fully capped, the area would turn into a recreation centre with a large park for citizens to spend some time there with no stink. With the change in government and the change of the Municipal Commissioner, the proposals have not been expedited.

In Anantapur Municipal Corporation, there are 220 pushcarts for door-to-door garbage collection and secondary collection is done through 12 autorickshaws, 10 hired tractors, 6 tippers and 2 dumper placers. There is no segregation either at the source or at a transfer point and no chemical treatment for solid waste mManagement done. There is no suitable dump yard as of now and scientific/technical landfill site is not available.

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