Garbage seg­re­ga­tion rule in all ar­eas by Au­gust: Mundhe

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BELAPUR: NMMC said it would en­sure that the en­tire city seg­re­gates its garbage into dry and wet by Au­gust.

The an­nounce­ment was made by mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe at a sem­i­nar on garbage col­lec­tion through RFID tech­nol­ogy, con­ducted for civic of­fi­cials from var­i­ous cities in the coun­try.

Mundhe said, “Our ob­jec­tive is to en­sure that by Au­gust, there is seg­re­gated dry and wet waste col­lec­tion in the en­tire NMMC ju­ris­dic­tion. We are mak­ing ef­forts in that di­rec­tion.”

The pro­gramme on Thurs­day was con­ducted un­der the ‘Swachh Bharat Mis­sion’ by NMMC fol­low­ing in­struc­tions from the cen­tral ur­ban devel­op­ment min­istry to eight cities in the coun­try that have ex­celled in garbage col­lec­tion and dis­posal to ex­plain the high­lights of their sys­tem.

The cen­tral gov­ern­ment chose Ra­dio Fre­quency Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion De­vice Tech­nol­ogy (RFID) for door-to-door garbage col­lec­tion by NMMC for sem­i­nar topic here.

The one-day sem­i­nar was at­tended by 44 civic of­fi­cials from Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata, Madurai, Ranchi, Coim­bat­ore, Agra, Ahmed­abad, Hy­der­abad, Tiruchi­ra­pully, Sil­vassa, Mum­bai, Pim­pri Chinch­wad, Pune and Nashik.

Mundhe said, “Garbage and heath are closely re­lated. If there is proper col­lec­tion and dis­posal of garbage, health is­sues can be con­trolled. Hence, NMMC is stress­ing on seg­re­ga­tion at source of dry and wet garbage un­der the solid waste man­age­ment and dis­posal rules 2016.”

He said, “At present, over 5,000 hous­ing so­ci­eties are seg­re­gat­ing their garbage. In the past two weeks, al­most 30% of gaothans too are seg­re­gat­ing their garbage.”

On RFID, Mundhe said, “This state of the art tech­nol­ogy en­ables use of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy for con­trol of garbage col­lec­tion and trans­port in the en­tire city from one lo­ca­tion. There is no hu­man in­ter­ven­tion in it. It can be ef­fec­tively adapted by other cities as well.

The mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner added, “If there is co­op­er­a­tion be­tween hy­giene-con­scious cit­i­zens and the ad­min­is­tra­tion, there is no goal that can­not be achieved.”

Garbage and heath are closely re­lated. If there is proper col­lec­tion and dis­posal of garbage, health is­sues can be con­trolled. Hence, NMMC is stress­ing on seg­re­ga­tion at source of dry and wet garbage un­der the solid waste man­age­ment and dis­posal rules 2016. TUKARAM MUNDHE, NMMC chief

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