In a bid to improve solid waste management in Navi Mumbai, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will be giving the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) a loan of Rs 32 crore.
The amount, given under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), will go towards improving the waste management system, especially at their landfill site at Turbhe. MMRDA spokesperson, Dilip Kawathkar, said, “This loan can be utilised to improve on-site activities, like waste processing and treatment as well as collection of waste.”
According to experts, Navi Mumbai currently boasts one of the most comprehensive waste collection and treatment facilities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. MR Shah, principal advisor on solid waste management to MMRDA, said, “NMMC is the only corporation in MMR that is comfortable as far as landfill activity is concerned. So, the loan will go a long way in improving the existing services.”