Author : Laxman N. Pawade 1
Date of Publication :14th September 2022
Abstract: Most Indian cities are surrounded by hills of garbage, which are a testimony to India’s neglect on the usage of valuable natural resources. Improper treatment of the waste produced in the process and defective conducts has given birth to 3159 dumpsites in India which creates about 1.50 lakh metric tones of MSW(Municipal Solid Waste) annually. The absolute amount of legacy waste on those dumpsites is becoming a huge matter of concern, along with environmental effects like air, water and land pollution. Studies have shown that individual Indian citizen on average annually produce approximately three and half times their weight as waste, which creates nuisance and more difficulties in finding land for dumping sites. So, reclamation of these dumpsites is the way to decrease the harmful impacts generated over time. As per the 2011 census, Amravati City in Maharashtra has 6,47,058 population and 250 MTPD wastage has been generated by this population, hence Amravati Municipal Corporation, Amravati (AMC) adopted the Bio-mining concept for the Sukali composting site in which 9.35Ha land is available out of which 6.55Ha land has to be cleaned by biomining. Sukali compost depot includes formation of trenches, spreading of bio-culture, periodic rotation of hips, screening of legacy waste, shredding, sorting, maturing, batching & marketing. A mindful forethought for bio-miningof MSW in Sukali Compost Depot in Amravati has been developed by AMC and its implementation at the site in progress. Also, entire plan for future management of these dumpsites had been proposed to ensure our effort under the “Swachh Bharat Mission
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