Chinese waste-management company's contract cancellation demanded in Gurugram

Ecogreen, a Chinese company that has been collecting door-to-door waste in Gurugram, Haryana since 2017, is now in big trouble as Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) councillors have demanded cancellation of the waste management company's contract

Nov 19, 2020
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Ecogreen, a Chinese company that has been collecting door-to-door waste in Gurugram, Haryana since 2017, is now in big trouble as Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) councillors have demanded cancellation of the waste management company's contract.

"The contract cancellation demand raised by the councillors has been passed during the house meet. Soon a meeting will be held with the MCG officials and the matter will also be present before the state government," said Mayor, Madhu Azad.

During the meeting the councillors created a huge ruckus over stern action against the Chinese firm and said that the company has not done any work in three years and has not yet set up a waste to energy plant.

"The company had to set up an energy plant within three years and had demanded Rs 700 crore for this in which Rs 200 crore was paid by the corporation but still the plant was not in operation. The councillors of Gurugram have repeatedly voiced their concerns over the operation of Ecogreen. We think they are not doing their job properly. Therefore, in the meeting we have asked the MCG officials to cancel their contract," Councillor R.S. Rathi said.

Apart from this, the councillors also opposed the payment of Rs 2 crore every month by the Corporation as Faridabad's tipping (garbage) fees.

In August 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Directorate of Urban Local Bodies (ULB), Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), and Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF), Ecogreen Energy Private Limited, in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for the collection of waste in both districts as well as the operation of the waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in the Bandhwari landfill.
(IANS)

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