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Noida, Greater Noida to get first landfill

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2016

After years of delay, Noida and Greater Noida are finally close to getting a 61-hectare sanitary landfill site at Astoli village for scientific disposal of municipal solid waste. The Greater Noida authority, which is developing the landfill site for the two cities, has received the necessary environmental clearances from the state-level environment impact assessment authority (SEIAA).“Now, we are in the process of hiring an expert consultant to help us in developing the waste disposal plant at the landfill site. The consultant will have the responsibility of selecting a private agency that will set up a plant for solid waste disposal,” said Deepak Agarwal, chief executive officer (CEO), Greater Noida authority. The authority aims to make the landfill operational in April 2017. Officials said if all goes well they will hire a consultant and a private agency by the end of November 2016.

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