‘Societies must segregate garbage’ Chinese company to help Cidco develop NAINA
If the garbage is not segregated by the housing societies, they will have to face penal action
After the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation strictly implemented the garbage segregation plan, it’s not the turn of City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco).
The planning agency has decided to get tough with the housing societies in its nodes om segregation of garbage for solid waste management.
The housing societies will have to separate dry and wet garbage before the workers collect them.
Cidco officials said the nodal agency has decided to put a new system in place to implement the solid waste management rules and regulations.
The garbage issue in the Cidco nodes including New Panvel, Khanda Colony, Kalamboli, Kamothe, Ulwe, Dronagiri, Kharghar, Taloja, Navde and Karanjade is getting worse by the day.
The region has a population of over 5 lakh people leading to generation of 250 to 300 tonnes of garbage every day.
The garbage is transported to the dumping ground where it is disposed of scientifically. However, lack of segregation of garbage in dry and wet waste proves to be a hindrance in the process.
In 2012, Cidco appointed BVG company to pick up garbage from its areas.
There is only one vehicle to collect both dry and wet garbage.
While Cidco claims that the garbage is segregated at the landfill site, solid waste management (SWM) experts said it was not possible to segregate much at a later stage.
The segregation is easier at the source.
Girish Raghuvanshi, Cidco executive engineer (SWM), said, “It is mandatory for the housing societies in Cidco nodes to segregate their garbage into dry, wet and e-waste. They have to have three bins for separate waste.”
He added, “If the garbage is not segregated by the housing societies, they will have to face penal action. There is also a provision not to pick up their garbage.”
Raghuvanshi said, “There are 18 vehicles in south Navi Mumbai nodes which collect over 250 tonnes of garbage. As of now, the societies do not give segregated garbage and that is why we have not yet started providing separate vehicles.”
Raghuvanshi added, “As per the new rules, we are definitely going to provide separate vehicles for different types of garbage. We will make sure that the societies fall in line and follow the SWM norms of segregation.”
The Navi Mumbai International Influence Notified Area (NAINA) will be one of the model cities in India.
A push in this direction was a collaboration between China Fortune Land Development Co. Ltd (CFLD) and City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra will benefit NAINA.
The Chinese company has offered to develop an integrated township through private-public participation in NAINA.
Cidco vice-chairman and managing director Bhushan Gagrani and CFLD President (West Coast Region) Wayne Liu signed the agreement in Mumbai recently.
Gagrani said, “Soon, a highlevel company comprising officials of the state government and local authorities will be formed to chalk out the modalities and plan for the strategic partnership.”
The state government has authorised Cidco to plan and regulate the development in the area that comes in the influence of the Navi Mumbai International Airport.
He added, “Through this MoU, Cidco with help from CFLD will explore the prospect of developing modern, ecological and favourable living and business environments which will result in harmonious growth between city, industry and people.”
CFLD will leverage its large and successful experience through comprehensive urban planning and industrial promotion systems and driving urban development by taking advantage of industry development.