Gurgaon: MCG meets with residents to carry out segregation of waste
According to the MCG officials, the success of the plant will depend heavily upon the participation of residents, who will be responsible for segregating waste at source in their homes and neighbourhoods.gurgaon Updated: Oct 15, 2017 21:42 IST
In anticipation of work commencing at the Bandhwari waste management plant, residents from wards 1 to 8, its residents’ welfare associations (RWAs), and officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) held a meeting on Sunday to discuss ways to segregate waste at source and ensure its proper management.
Ecogreen Energy Pvt Limited, the concessionaire for developing Haryana’s first Integrated solid waste management Project, also attended the meeting held in Sector 15 on Sunday.
According to the MCG officials, the success of the plant will depend heavily upon the participation of residents, who will be responsible for segregating waste at source in their homes and neighbourhoods.
Hence, for the new waste management project to be successful, the MCG officials met with residents and RWAs to understand the criteria for segregation.
“The first step in segregation starts at home. Residents need to be made aware of what qualifies as wet or dry waste before dispersing them into separate bags. In turn, the RWAs also need to be informed about the process of collection from the society and transportation to the waste plant.” SS Rohilla, public relations officer, MCG, said.
“Apart from informing residents and RWAs on the modalities of the municipal solid waste management rules, 2016, and the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the MCG officials also took their opinions and pointers into consideration for making the waste management system integrated at the grassroots level,” Rohilla said.
On August 14, in the presence of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, an MoU was signed between MCG, urban local bodies, the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) and Ecogreen Energy Pvt Limited for the solid waste management project.
Since then, MCG has been visiting areas across the city as part of its “process of engagement” policy.
As per schedule, the MCG is expected to complete the process by November and, subsequently, commence the door-to-door collection of waste from December.
The Bandhwari waste plant has been lying defunct for over four years now. During this time, the MCG has been making attempts to shrink the waste stockpile by introducing bioculture sprays at the plant. About 1,400 tonnes of waste is disposed of at the plant from Faridabad and Gurgaon daily.
First Published: Oct 15, 2017 21:41 IST