Garbage segregation rule in all areas by August: Mundhe
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