Authority to allocate Rs 350 cr to make Noida garbage-free
To make the city litter-free, the Noida authority is all set to allocate Rs 350 crore for a waste collection disposal project, which will also include mechanical sweeping. The authority, which started a cleanliness drive from July first week, has promised a clean city to residents by October 2.
Officials said the motive behind announcing mechanical sweeping and door-to-door waste management project is to <g data-gr-id="28">dispose</g> garbage in a proper way with the help of the latest technology.
“The project will involve <g data-gr-id="27">door-to-door</g> collection of garbage, its segregation and disposal,” a senior official said.
At present, the city generates 600 to 800 tonnes of municipal and industrial waste every day. With the help of Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) and local bodies, the authority has put in place mechanisms to deal with the garbage. “At present, we have no proper mechanism for garbage collection, segregation and disposal. The lack of proper landfill site has also added to our woes. With the expansion of <g data-gr-id="30">area</g>, the need of the hour is to work on a system to ease the menace,” the official added.
On July 4, the authority had announced certain measures to make the city cleaner.
Noida authority Chairman and CEO, Rama Raman, had said: “The authority has decided to conduct a massive drive for one month to clean the district”. He had also directed all project engineers to clean the drains. “It will be a 15-day campaign, in which would require help from NGOs, schools, colleges, and industrialists to make the district clean and healthy,” he had said.
“It will be made compulsory for hawkers to use dustbins and if they do not follow the instruction, strict action will be taken against them,” said additional CEO, Rajesh Prakash.