HC slams Indore collector, municipal body for roadmap delay

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2015 18:18 IST

The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court on Friday rapped the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and district collector for the delaying in preparing a roadmap for management of municipal solid waste in the city.

They were also directed to conduct a meeting in this regard and produce the minutes of the meeting before the court.

The scenario of solid waste management has gone haywire, with city’s ever going population.

Social activist Kishore Kodwani on Friday told the court that despite its strict directions, the district administration and the IMC have not chalked out any plan to tackle the problem.

On the high court's directions, a committee conducted a three-day survey at the trenching ground and submitted a detailed report on cleaning of a ward to collector and the IMC commissioner.

It also proposed a web-based application for waste management, but the authorities are not complying, Kodwani alleged before court.

"In October 2014, the court issued notices to district and municipal authorities for action. In December, they submitted a report before the high court. Later, after a detailed study was conducted, they submitted the same report without any findings," said Kodwani.

During this period, the social activist submitted a plan to the collector and the IMC, through which the waste management in city can be carried out with a minimum expense of `90 crore per annum.

On the other hand, in its report, the authorities claimed that they incur about Rs 250 crore annually on managing solid waste in the city.

Kodwani requested the court to impose monetary penalty on the officials responsible for the delay in preparing a detailed roadmap, and wasting valuable time of honorable court.

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