Mumbai civic body to hold lectures on waste segregation in September
BMC will rope in civic activists and waste management experts for these lectures, said a civic official. They will be organised at all ward offices as well as the headquarters for better communication with maximum number of citizens.mumbai Updated: Aug 08, 2017 00:48 IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided to hold a lecture series across the city in the first week of September to create awareness among Mumbaiites about waste segregation at source.
BMC will rope in civic activists and waste management experts for these lectures, said a civic official. They will be organised at all ward offices as well as the headquarters for better communication with maximum number of citizens.
BMC is leaving no stone unturned to manage the about 10,500 metric tonnes of waste generated in the city. While it initially urged all housing societies to start waste segregation at source and set up composting pits within the colony’s compounds, it issued notices to housing societies since January, if they did not comply to it.
A civic official said, “It is important to create awareness with punishment for non-compliance. We are doing everything we can to make sure maximum houses segregate waste, and the societies who generate more than 100kg of waste get compost pits.”
Meanwhile, a similar project has already started in the G (North) ward, which has Dadar, Mahim, and Shivaji Park in its jurisdiction. The ward has appointed 35 teams to undertake daily door-to-door campaigns, and inspect housing societies. If they are found without waste compost pits, they are invited to a lecture about waste composting and segregation. If they fail to segregate their waste after this, BMC issues a notice to the societies indicating action in case they fail to comply with the BMC order.
Ramakant Biradar, assistant commissioner of this ward, “The lecture series is a continuous process, and we have issued 400 notices so far. it asks residents to comply, or the BMC will take action. No action has been taken yet.”