Cor­po­ra­tors to BMC: Treat your own waste be­fore mak­ing it must for city

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Richa.Pinto@ times­

Mum­bai: The BMC, which has sent out no­tices to hous­ing so­ci­eties and es­tab­lish­ments gen­er­at­ing over 100 kg of waste daily to treat garbage on their own premises, was on Fri­day asked by cor­po­ra­tors to put its own house in or­der be­fore pres­sur­ing cit­i­zens to process their refuse.

Cut­ting across party lines, cor­po­ra­tors ques­tioned the ad­min­is­tra­tion on the ar­range­ments it had made to treat gar- bage at the mu­nic­i­pal head­quar­ters in Fort and at BMC colonies across the city. The cor­po­ra­tors said the BMC, too, should com­post its wet waste as it was also a bulk gen­er­a­tor.

“There are so many BMC ward of­fices across the city and the BMC build­ing gen­er­ates such a large quan­tum of waste,” BJP cor­po­ra­tor Ra­jeshshree Shir­wad­kar said. “What has the BMC done to en­sure that garbage gen­er­ated here is treated?”

Ban­dra cor­po­ra­tor Asif Za- ke­ria said the BMC was threat­en­ing ALMs with dereg­is­tra­tion if they could not show their con­tri­bu­tion to­wards waste man­age­ment. “In­stead a par­tic­i­pa­tory ap­proach should be adopted and the BMC should take these cit­i­zen as­so­ci­a­tions along while im­ple­ment­ing such de­ci­sions,” Zakaria said.

SP leader in the BMC Rais Shaikh said that the Solid Waste Man­age­ment Rules 2016 man­dated seg­re­ga­tion of waste but not its treat­ment.

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