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South Delhi Municipal Corporation gets Rs 43 crore for dust, waste management | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: To implement dust combating measures and augment waste management facilities, South Delhi Municipal Corporation has received Rs 43 crore from the Centre under the urban development fund (UDF) scheme for the current financial year.
The fund will be utilised for strengthening and resurfacing damaged roads at 12 places, with the expected cost to be around Rs 20 crore. Regarding the development of 15 decentralised waste treatment plants and laying pipelines at different places, Rs 7 crore has been allocated. Meanwhile, Rs 3.7 crore and Rs 12 crore have been earmaked for buying five electric roads sweeping machines and for installing drum composters for solid waste treatment at the ward level, respectively.
Considering the funds that have been sanctioned by the ministry of housing and urban affairs, under the funding pattern of 80% as grant under UDF (amounting to Rs 34.72 crore), the remaining 20% (Rs 8.55 crore) will be borne by SDMC through its own resources. The time period for completing these projects will be 12 months.
“In a bid to make arrangements to combat air pollution and provide a greener environment, SDMC has taken measures such as beautifying open areas and sprinkling water in the past. Taking these projects ahead, the civic agency pursued the ministry for granting the funds. After scrutiny of projects, Rs 42.77 crore was approved. Of this, we need to contribute 20%,” the proposal that will be placed in the standing committee meeting on Tuesday stated.

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