Bulk waste generators must segregate waste on site in Gurugram: Deputy Commissioner
Gurugram: Deputy commissioner Amit Khatri held a meeting wherein strict instructions were given to ensure compliance with the Solid Waste Management Rules (2016) in Gurugram district.
The directive was given to officials of the district urban local bodies (ULB) department, Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).
An MCG official present at all three meetings said that the tone of these meeting was urgent as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had, last Tuesday, come down heavily on district authorities for unscientific management of waste at the Bandhwari landfill.
Khatri instructed officials to ensure that all of the city's bulk waste generators segregate waste on site and have their own composting units.
He also instructed that this model should be replicated on an industrial scale for large manufacturing units as well as at a panchayat level throughout Gurugram district.
MCG Commissioner Yashpal Yadav said that the MCG has already identified 1,800 bulk waste generators within its jurisdiction, including industries, RWAs, restaurants, hospitals and industrial units.
Of these, 100 are slotted to be fitted with compost units by June-end.
"About 42 of these sites in Sohna and another 27 in Pataudi should be sufficiently equipped to handle their own waste by next week. On the whole, we are aiming to reduce the amount of garbage sent to Bandhwari by 50 per cent by the end of 2019," said Yashpal Yadav, the MCG Commissioner.
At the meeting, MCG officials revealed that 1,936 shopkeepers selling goods in polythene had been invoiced over the past year, raising just over Rs16 lakh in fines.
Confiscated and recycled plastic materials have also been collected for the purpose of building plastic-infused roads in the city, which should commence sometime late next month.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken strict cognisance of the waste segregation system in Gururgam. The strict observation by the green court comes at a time when the recycling facilities in Bandhwari landfill site is yet to kick-off fully.
Speaking on the issue Yashapal Yadav the MCG Commissioner said that they are in the process of implementing concrete plans with timelines so that the strategies can be implemented fully.
At present, more than 1,000 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad is discarded daily at the area that is nestled in the green belt of Aravallis. Based on the proposal, the plant will treat more than 100 kiloliters of leachate daily.