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Govt all set to make Bhopal a garbage-free city

The urban administration department (UAD) and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) are gearing up to make Bhopal free of waste by removing garbage bins from all over the city.

bhopal Updated: Sep 16, 2014 19:13 IST
Shruti Tomar

The urban administration department (UAD) and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) are gearing up to make the state capital free of waste by removing garbage bins from all over the city. The officials would instead focus on door-to-door garbage collection.

The UAD, along with BMC, will launch a project, Zero Garbage City, on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode under the Mukhyamantri Shahri Swachhata Mission. The project would be completed within a budget of Rs 87 crore in 2014-15.

Under this project, most of the dustbins would be removed from the city. The administration will engage in door-to-door collection. The BMC workers will collect the garbage from houses and other places and dump it at collection points.

The designated company will then take the waste from the collection point and dispose it of in an environment-friendly way.

BMC commissioner Tejaswi Naik said, "We are calling it end-to-end project. From collection to disposal of solid waste, all things would be taken care of by the company. The dustbins would be removed from most parts of the residential area of the city. However, dustbins would not be removed from the public places and markets. Under the project, the landfill site would be carefully chosen so that it would not pollute the environment. The wastes could be burned in specially designed furnaces and some wastes could be recycled."

In Bhopal, solid waste is being dumped at Bhanpur Khanti dumping site is a major issue as National Green Tribunal has already declared the process as illegal. The project would help the BMC to deal with this problem.

"The BMC is going to float tenders. We are ensuring that company would dispose the solid waste in environment-friendly manner. The cost effective is also an issue for us. We are also ensuring that the project would be complete within the budget," Naik added.

The project is also going to be launched at Indore as IMC commissioner has already announced the start of the project.