Citizens voice opposition to the Waste-to-energy plant at Bandhwari landfill

The hearing took place under a makeshift canopy at the foothills of the Bandhwari landfill, amid rain and heavy police presence. At least 150 citizens attended the meeting to voice their concerns about a WTE plant.

Citizens, including environmentalists, doctors, and residents of villages near Bandhwari, on Tuesday, voiced their opposition to a proposed waste-to-energy (WTE) plant at the Bandhwari landfill during a public hearing held by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB).

The hearing took place under a makeshift canopy at the foothills of the landfill, amid rain and heavy police presence. At least 150 citizens attended the meeting to interact with officials of the district administration, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), HSPCB, and Ecogreen Energy, the MCG’s concessionaire for waste management.

Among the key points raised by environmentalists and villagers was that the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from the Bandhwari waste Management plant can be transported to the recently opened WTE in Sonepat for processing. Doctors opposed the project, citing health hazards, while residents also cited the example of three WTEs in Delhi being fined ₹5 lakh each for violating air pollution norms earlier this month.

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