Waste cut by 400 tonnes af­ter com­post­ing dik­tat

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

Mum­bai: With the BMC crack­ing the whip on bulk gen­er­a­tors and hous­ing so­ci­eties across the city for not treat­ing their waste within their premises, there fi­nally seems to be a mea­gre re­duc­tion in the garbage go­ing to the dump­ing ground.

Till Au­gust, around 7,700 met­ric tonnes of trash was reach­ing the three dump­ing grounds in Mum­bai daily, but it has now dropped to ap­prox­i­mately 7,311 met­ric tonnes as on November 13.

The BMC had is­sued a di­rec­tive that it would stop col­lect­ing wet waste from es­tab­lish­ments that gen­er­ate over 100 kg of waste daily or premises spread over 20,000 sq m. No­tices were also is­sued to bulk gen­er­a­tors ask­ing them be­ing ini­ti­ated against those vi­o­lat­ing the Oc­cu­pa­tion Cer­tifi­cate con­di­tion for ver­mi­com­post­ing. No­tices un­der the the Ma­ha­rash­tra Re­gional and Town Plan­ning Act are be­ing is­sued to such so­ci­eties. We may lodge an FIR against the vi­o­la­tors,” said deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner (solid waste man­age­ment) Vi­jay Balamwar.

Around 2,389 hous­ing so­ci­eties in Mum­bai had re­ceived key clear­ances and Oc­cu­pa­tion Cer­tifi­cate only af­ter they showed that they had made ad­e­quate ar­range­ments for vermi-com­post­ing. How­ever, a sur­vey done by the civic body of all these so­ci­eties found that around 65% of these had vi­o­lated the norms and used the space ear­marked for park­ing lots or other fa­cil­i­ties.

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