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Tamil Nadu: Govt land worth Rs 2000 Cr to become garbage-free under Smart City Mission in Coimbatore

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Under the waste-to-wealth concept given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Coimbatore Smart City Mission has taken the initiative of cleaning the waste accumulated over decades and earning from it.

According to Smart City Mission officials, valuable government land worth about 2,000 crore rupees will also become garbage-free.

As per official data, more than 15.5 lakh cubic metres of garbage were accumulated in Coimbatore city for many years. Due to this garbage, 650 acres of land was also buried in the pile of garbage.

General Manager of Smart City Mission Limited, Bhaskar Srinivasan informed that in the first phase, we have taken the initiative to clean about nine and a half lakh cubic meters of garbage in two and a half years. With this, 140 acres of land can be freed.

So far, garbage has been removed from 50 acres of land and the rest of the land will also be garbage free soon. This land worth about two thousand crore rupees will be used for IT Parks, industries, and other developmental projects.

In Coimbatore, 1100 tonnes of garbage is produced daily. In order to prevent the accumulation of garbage in the future, garbage collection vehicles are also being monitored through a GPS system.

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