MBMC moots In­dore pat­tern to ini­ti­ate ef­fi­cient waste mgmt

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI/STATE - SURESH GOLANI /

While some cor­po­ra­tors are cool­ing off at hill sta­tions under the garb of study tours, of­fice-bear­ers in the Mira Bhayan­dar Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (MBMC) in­clud­ing the mayor, deputy mayor, stand­ing com­mit­tee chair­man, op­po­si­tion leader, house leader, and group lead­ers of po­lit­i­cal par­ties wants the civic ad­min­is­tra­tion to em­u­late the In­dore pat­tern to ini­ti­ate an ef­fi­cient waste man­age­ment plan en­sur­ing sci­en­tific dis­posal of garbage gen­er­ated in the twin-city.

This af­ter their re­cent visit to In­dore which has not only bagged the top spot in the pan In­dia Swach­hta Sur­veys, but has min­imised ex­penses by in­tro­duc­ing cost ef­fec­tive mea­sures. A pro­posal, to this ef­fect has been tabled be­fore the civic ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“Yes, a pro­posal inked with in­for­ma­tion gath­ered from In­dore by the par­tic­i­pants has been placed be­fore us. We will go through it and see what changes and in­cor­po­ra­tion can be made to en­hance the ef­fi­ciency of our garbage col­lec­tion,” con­firmed civic chief- B.G.Pawar. How­ever, an­a­lysts are skep­ti­cal about its im­ple­men­ta­tion ow­ing to the po­lit­i­cally backed car­tel of con­trac­tors who have been cre­at­ing huge dis­tor­tions re­sult­ing in huge mon­e­tary gains for them­selves and all the sanc­tion­ing au­thor­ity in the process.

“We have sub­mit­ted our re­port which is very much vi­able. Now, it is up to the ad­min­is­tra­tion to take a call for im­ple­ment­ing the In­dore pat­tern in our city,” said deputy mayor Chan­drakant Vaity. Fund­ing to­wards the day-to­day clean­li­ness and fer­ry­ing garbage to the dump­ing grounds is a ma­jor con­cern for the MBMC as its ex­penses have touched the roof ow­ing to a sig­nif­i­cant jump in pop­u­la­tion and ra­bid ur­ban­i­sa­tion. With gen­er­a­tion of garbage in­creas­ing from 350 to 550 met­ric tonnes per day, the pro­posed fund­ing out­lay has reg­is­tered an up­ward re­vi­sion from Rs. 80 crore to Rs. 128 crore, this com­pounded by ad­di­tional fi­nan­cial bur­den ow­ing to man­dated ap­proval by the civic ad­min­is­tra­tion in ad­her­ence to govt rules to­wards a hike in min­i­mum wages of con­trac­tual work­ers.

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