In New Town's Master Plan, there is a mouza called Beonta where a Solid Waste Disposal Area was earmarked. This is in South 24-Paraganas, on Basanti Road. But this is not available for use as the area has been included within East Kolkata Wetlands.
Today evening, we had an urgent meeting to explore alternatives. I've requested Suman Neogy, GM-Engg Hidco, to talk to Irrigation Deptt and see if some canal-side land may be spared. Let's see if we can, together with KMC, get some new location.
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Here is a clipping from today's Times of India