Three More Material Recovery Facilities to be Set up in DK to Manage Dry Waste

Three More Material Recovery Facilities to be Set up in DK to Manage Dry Waste

The first material recovery facilities (MRFs) with 10 TPD (tonnes per day) capacity of Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat to manage dry waste collected from 51 gram panchayats was opened at Thenka Yedapadavu in January this year and started functioning from March 1.

Additional three MRFs with a capacity of 7 TPD each are being set up to manage waste from 173 gram panchayats at Narikombu in Bantwal taluk, Ujire in Belthangady and Kedambadi in Puttur taluk. The work on three new MRF being set up in Dakshina Kannada will likely be completed within three months.

Dry waste from 57 gram panchayats in Bantwal and Ullal will be sent for processing at the proposed MRF in Narikombu. Dry waste generated in 48 gram panchayats of Belthangady taluk will be shifted to the new MRF unit to be set up in Ujire. Meanwhile, Kedambadi unit will process dry waste collected from 68 gram panchayats of Puttur, Kadaba and Sullia regions. The three additional MRF units will be set up using the grants under Swachh Bharat Mission Rural, 15th Finance Commission grants and funds available with the zilla, taluk and gram panchayats.

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