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, 2009
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LMC gears up with waste management plants

Source: ndian Express, Lucknow,, Date: , 2009

 The waste management plan ofLucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) seems  to be taking off finally. The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Body (UPPCB) has given in-principle approval to set up waste management plants at proposed sites. The entire project is worth Rs 42.92 crore. At Hardoi Road, the State Pollution Control Authority has cleared 38 hectare for the project. It is now awaiting the approval of the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority — authorised to approve environment related projects. With around 1,300 metric tonne solid waste generated on a daily basis in the city, the site will be used for landfill, facility for composting and tapping methane gases from solid waste. According to the proposal, while Hardoi Road will have the capacity to treat around 600 tonnes of solid waste a day, the plant at Mohanlalganj Tehsil and Sadar will treat around 300 and 600 tonnes of solid waste respectively. With no landfill site, LMC currently dumps solid waste at sites near SGPGI, Hardoi Road and Gomti river bank.