Bhubaneswar: The Bhuaneswar Municipal Corporation has been go ahead to invite proposal to undertake bio-mining activities at Bhuasuni. Just after receiving the green signal from its parent department on revised RFP (request for proposal), BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary stressed on finalising the preparatory activities to go for the selection of competent operating agency. Following the advertisement, the detailed RFP will be shared in the website soon.
The Operator is expected to install plant and machinery of required capacity for bio-mining of the existing legacy solid waste and subsequently, reclaim the land as per MSW (management of solid waste) Rules 2016, CPCB (Central Pollution control Board) 2019 guidelines and other applicable rules and regulations.
Broadly, the project involves the reduction of the unprocessed legacy mixed waste, but is not limited to excavating compacted mixed solid waste which underwent biological degradation, by using a suitable Mechanical Sieving Machine or any other equipment and taking all the materials excavated, in the assigned land areas and retrieving, recoverable materials and segregating, sorting, selling, storing, diverting for recycling the excavated materials, said Suvendu Kumar Sahoo, Deputy Commissioner, Sanitation.
As per the recent assessment by KIIT University about 16 lakh metric tonne waste will be processed that will take three years for 60 acres of land. Accordingly, the RFP has been designed for a competitive selection of bidders. The selected agency is expected to ensure a list of deliverables as per guidelines and main components include screening, treatment, land fill, fire control and environmental safety measures etc.
As shared by the BMC Deputy Commissioner, it is expected to do the processing of 2,000 metric ton on daily basis and a total estimated budget for the purpose is approximately Rs.100 core.
Capital city is moving towards a go green initiative through its manifold initiatives like ‘Mu Safaiwala’ campaign, cycle day, functioning of MCC and MRF (micro composting centre and material recovery facilities) are gaining ground with active participation of communities and citizens at large.