Response of the government of NCT of Delhi regarding steps to curtail fires at Bhalswa dump yard, 10/10/2022

  • 10/10/2022

Response of the government of NCT of Delhi in the matter of In re: News item published in News 18 dated 26/04/2022 titled "Delhi: Massive fire at Bhalswa dump yard, fourth this year; 13 fire tenders on spot".

Biomining and bioremediation of legacy waste is already taken up by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) at Bhalswa dumpsite which is in similar lines to the model implemented by Indore Municipal Corporation. Plan is prepared to install CCTV cameras all around the landfill to avoid unauthorized access. Area is earmarked where fresh garbage is dumped - as fire generally occurs where fresh garbage is dumped..

Presently 18 trommel machines are processing legacy waste at Bhalswa landfill site. Till September 29, 2022 26.22 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste has been processed.

Integrated tender has been called for biomining and disposal of 30 Lakh MT of legacy waste from Bhalswa Dumpsite. The bid was opened on September 23, 2022 and evaluation of the technical bid is in progress.

As soon as the proposed waste-to-energy plant at Narela-Bawana starts to function, fresh municipal solid waste will be stopped from dumping at Bhalswa dumpsite, the report, October 10, 2022 said.