New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) A Spanish delegation from the Municipal Corporation of Madrid today met Delhi Mayor Arti Mehra here.
The delegation, led by Ambassador of Spain Lon de la Riva, met the Mayor at her chamber at Town Hall, where Leader of the House Subhash Arya, Chairman of the Standing Committee Vijender Gupta were also present.
In their meeting, the two sides discussed details of solid waste management in Delhi and Madrid respectively.
Ms Mehra told the Spanish delegation that about 7,600 metric tonnes of solid waste is collected daily in the capital, which is disposed off on various sanitary landfill sites.
Besides, there are compost as well as treatment plants for disposal, she told the delegation. The MCD is going to develop Engineered Landfill Sites for disposal of solid waste and there are plans to set up plants for generation of energy from solid waste, she added.
Mr Riva, giving details about Madrid, said the population of the city is 6 million and 4,600 metric tonnes of segregated garbage is collected and disposed off at landfill sites. He said 4.6 per cent of total electricity consumption of the city is produced from garbage. Besides, there are methane extraction plants.
Both the Mayor and the Spanish Ambassador assured each other of mutual co-operation in the field of development of infrastructure and civic services.
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