The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has proposed a waste-to-biofuel plant at Indirapuram which will scientifically process the entire bulk of municipal solid waste produced in the area on a daily basis.
The prime locality near Delhi produces an estimated 100-150 metric tonnes of solid waste every day.
This waste is currently dumped in the open at an 11-acre plot opposite Kanawani near the sewage treatment plant built along the CISF-Vasundhara Road, and burnt.
The GDA has planned the project with a public sector undertaking (PSU), which will now present the proposal before its board for final approval.
“Under the proposed project, the Ghaziabad civic body will lease land to the PSU for setting up a plant for scientifically converting solid waste to biofuel,” GDA vice-chairperson Ritu Maheshwari said.
The proposed plant will come up at the 11-acre site where garbage is being dumped. In October, locals had protested against the open dumping of waste at the site.