Biomining at Mulund dump will free up 60 acres for amenities, says BMC

The BMC has finalised a contractor for freeing up the Mulund dump of garbage after two failed attempts.
The reclamation process is expected to take five years. The land is expected to be used primarily for public amenities. “It will help shore up property prices in the surrounding area,” said a civic officer.

The contractor will get the rights to sell the energy and gas that will be generated from the dumping ground’s organic waste. The firm will also be allowed to sell recycled products like brick blocks, which will be made from debris and plastic waste. The bricks can be used for construction or for landfills. A senior BMC official said that the plan will soon be placed before the civic standing committee, which comprises corporators. After the committee’s approval, which is mandatory under law, the work order will be issued.