‘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

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com Garbage strewn at Sec­tor 10 in Vashi af­ter Ganeshot­sav. G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

BACHCHAN KUMAR

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