Less than 40% in city start waste management at source
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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