The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) refuses to give 284 acre land in Jawaharnagar to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for the latter's proposed buffer zone project.
The GHMC sought 172 acre land from HMDA to set up a 100 metre buffer zone around the existing garbage dump in the area to prevent ground, water and air pollution.
The corporation also sought another 112 acre from the HMDA to prevent encroachment of the dump yard area.
It may be noted that GHMC is operating the Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) project at the dump yard for the past two years in public-private-partnership model along with Ramky Enviro Engineers. The garbage yard processes around 3,800 metric tone of garbage daily in a scientific manner. Ramky was given 339 acre of land for the project.
HMDA refuses to give the total 284 acre land sought by the corporation as it has been alloted for institutional purposes and future projects. The authority is also planning to auction some land near BITS, Hyderabad campus, to generate revenue.
The GHMC had floated the green belt proposal last year when Krishna Babu was in-charge commissioner of HMDA for a month. The 172 acre land is located in survey number 142 to 212.