SDMC to roll out integrated waste management
In order to abolish dhalao system and reduce garbage dumping in and around residential colonies/streets, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has decided to introduce an integrated waste management system through which garbage will be collected from doorsteps and disposed in a scientific and mechanised manner at landfill sites.
The Corporation has claimed that the proposed system will not only help in reducing garbage dumping but will also help in producing electricity as emphasis will be given in sending garbage to waste-to-energy conversion plants. As per the plan, the concessionaire will ensure door-to-door collection of garbage/solid waste, their transportation at landfill sites and waste-to-energy conversion plants. Presently, the companies, involved in waste management ensure collection of garbage from dhalaoes and their transportion to land fill sites. They neither collect garbage from households nor from outskirts of streets/colonies. But after implementing the new plan, they will have to collect garbage from each and every household. If the concessionaire fails to comply with this, it will be paid just 60 per cent money for the first year. In the second year, payment will be made 50 per cent and reduction of 10 per cent payment will be continued with each passing year.
“Presently we pay Rs 1727 rupees per tonne to the company for transportation work. Now we have planned that the company will use their own machineries like auto-tippers and cycles from garbage collection. The concessionaire, in order to end dhalao system, will put the same into compactor and will transport to the landfill site,” said Radhey Shayam Sharma, Chairman Standing Committee of SDMC.
“This will be done through an integrated waste management system by collecting waste from doorsteps and sending it for disposal in a scientific manner. That will eliminate the need for “dhalao” points.He also added that in order to make waste-management system more effective, vehicles carrying garbage will be fitted with GPS. A mobile app will be launched to ensure active participation of residents. “With the help of the app, we will know the details of garbage in the area as well as receive complaints and feedback. Through this system, we will also monitor all activities of the staff who involved in waste management,” Sharma said.