Less than 40% in city start waste man­age­ment at source

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Many of the so­ci­eties in the city are hav­ing space crunch while sev­eral have fi­nan­cial is­sues An of­fi­cial, Solid Waste Man­age­ment, BMC

De­spite the cam­paign started about two years ago to en­sure waste seg­re­ga­tion and pro­cess­ing at source, less than 40 per cent es­tab­lish­ments in the city has started so far. Waste man­age­ment has been poorly im­ple­mented in Matunga, Dadar, and Mankhurd.

How­ever, the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) has al­ready ini­ti­ated ac­tion against 905 es­tab­lish­ments in the city for fail­ing to start waste man­age­ment at source. The civic body has also dragged around 701 es­tab­lish­ments to court over non-com­pli­ance.

As per the data avail­able with the Solid Waste Man­age­ment (SWM) of BMC, around 1941 es­tab­lish­ments are yet to start waste pro­cess­ing at source of the to­tal 3374 bulk gen­er­a­tors iden­ti­fied across the city.

Last year, the BMC had gone ag­gres­sively against hous­ing so­ci­eties and com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ment in the city for not pro­cess­ing waste within their premises. But, so far only 1433 bulk gen­er­a­tors have started waste pro­cess­ing.

The civic body in­ten­si­fied ac­tion in Vile Parle and Jo­gesh­wari area in Western sub­urbs col­lected Rs 52700 as fine from hous­ing so­ci­eties and com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ments in Oc­to­ber month so far. The to­tal fine col­lected so far is over Rs 20 lakh.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial from the SWM, there are so­ci­eties who have gen­uine prob­lem in start­ing waste pro­cess­ing within their premises.

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