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Bulk waste generators must segregate on site in Gurugram

An MCG official present at all three meetings said that the tone of these meeting was urgent as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had, last Tuesday, come down heavily on district authorities for unscientific management of waste at the Bandhwari landfill.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 30, 2019 04:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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MCG officials revealed that 1,936 shopkeepers selling goods in polythene had been invoiced over the past year, raising just over Rs16 lakh in fines. (PTI)

Deputy commissioner Amit Khatri, on Monday, held a meeting wherein strict instructions were given to ensure compliance with the Solid Waste Management Rules (2016) in Gurugram district. The directive was given to officials of the district urban local bodies (ULB) department, Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).

Monday’s meeting was the third such meeting since April 25, when MCG officials met state ULB director Sameer Saro and chief secretary Depinder Singh Dhesi.

An MCG official present at all three meetings said that the tone of these meeting was urgent
as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had, last Tuesday, come down heavily on district authorities for unscientific management of waste at the Bandhwari landfill.

Khatri instructed officials to ensure that all of city’s bulk waste generators segregate waste on site and have their own composting units. He also instructed that this model should be replicated on an industrial scale for large manufacturing units, as well as at a panchayat level throughout Gurugram district.

MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav said the MCG has already identified 1,800 bulk waste generators within its jurisdiction, including industries, RWAs, restaurants, hospitals and industrial units. Of these, 100 are slotted to be fitted with compost units by June-end.

Speaking to HT after the meeting, Yadav said, “About 42 of these sites in Sohna and another 27 in Pataudi should be sufficiently equipped to handle their own waste by next week. On the whole, we are aiming to reduce the amount of garbage sent to Bandhwari by 50% by the end of 2019.” He also said that three extra transfer stations for segregation and material recovery of waste would be made active by the end of June.

At the meeting, MCG officials revealed that 1,936 shopkeepers selling goods in polythene had been invoiced over the past year, raising just over Rs16 lakh in fines. Confiscated and recycled plastic materials have also been collected for the purpose of building plastic-infused roads in the city, which should commence sometime late next month.

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 04:31 IST