The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister, K Taraka Rama Rao, will inaugurate a new leachate treatment plant in Hyderabad on Saturday. This plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 250 crore to overcome water pollution problems in Jawaharnagar and the surrounding areas. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has worked hard to manage waste and treat liquid waste at Jawaharnagar. People in the area have faced problems for decades due to unscientific dumping of waste, but the new plant will help to reduce this issue.
The leachate treatment plant has a capacity of 2,000 KLD and will help to purify polluted water. A temporary mobile RO system with a 2,000 KLD capacity was started in 2017 but the capacity was later increased to 4,000 KL. In addition to this, purification of water in Malkaram Cheruvu was also taken up, and construction of storm water diversion drains was completed at a cost of Rs 4.35 crore to ensure contaminated water does not spill over.
The GHMC completed capping of the dump yard in 2020 to address the issue of flood water flowing from the top of the dump yard. To purify polluted water, it took up a programme in 2020 costing nearly Rs 250 crore to treat waste water from Jawaharnagar and to restore nearby ponds and other water bodies in the surroundings. The Ramky Group took up the restoration and purification of Malkaram Cheruvu and artificial lagoons. The year-long efforts and initiatives resulted in purifying nearly 43 percent of the water body.
The GHMC divided the Malkaram Cheruvu purification works into three phases. Under the first phase, 5.7 acres of the water body was purified. The process of purifying the legacy waste is underway. All these programmes have been taken up to ensure Jawaharnagar is completely clear of pollution. After the completion of the programme, the management of solid waste as well as water waste in the Jawaharnagar area will reach a satisfactory level. Thus, the pollution problem in the area and its surroundings will be completely curbed.