SDMC introduces wood chipper machines to make its areas green waste-free
In an effort to make South Delhi area green waste-free, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has announced to recycle and reuse green waste through wood chipper machines.
The Corporation said that with the commencement of operation, it will ensure dumping of waste at dumping grounds (dhalaos) and landfill sites in lesser quantity and reuse of waste in scientific manner too. The SDMC, initially on Monday, also commissioned a total of seven such machines at Green Park area. “The SDMC will become green waste-free within the next three months,” said SDMC Standing Committee Chairman Shailendra Singh.
The SDMC officials informed that around five ton per day green waste is being generated daily in each four Zones and transportation of the entire around 22 tonne green waste up to the landfill site at Okhla is a challenging task. Presently, it is becoming impossible to carry the entire waste to the landfill site. After the entire area of SDMC becomes green waste -free, it will not be necessary to transport the green waste up to Okhla landfill site. The officials added that the waste will be recycled through the chipper machines and reused after the waste takes the shape of shredded powder. This powder will be used as manure in the parks and other trees situated along roads. This will help in saving transportation and fuel costs being spent presently on trucks for dumping the green waste at landfill site.
This will also go a long way in containing pollution and dust. “Both the West and South Zones have commissioned at least six tipper machines each which are adequate for disposal of green waste of the Zones. The remaining Central and Najafgarh Zones are presently using one machine each; these Zones will be provided with another five such machines within the next two and-half months. By commissioning at least six-six machines in the Zones, entire SDMC area will be able to boast of making its area green waste-free in the national Capital,” said the official.
SDMC to go paperless
Aiming to reduce expenditure on printing and paper and save cutting of trees for paper, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has decided paperless meetings. The Corporation has informed that initially the entire functioning of the Standing Committee including its meetings, will become paperless and will be implemented in all types of meetings later. “SDMC has spent Rs 45 lakh spent on printing during the last five months. It is expected that the annual expenditure of Rs 2 Crore will also be saved,” said Shailendra Singh, Chairman of Standing Committee.Our Correspondent