Rs 17 crore sought for waste plan
THE INDORE Municipal Corporation has drawn up a Rs 17-crore wish-list for works to be undertaken under the solid waste management component of the ADB-assisted Urban Water Supply and Environment Improvement Project (USWEIP).india Updated: Mar 19, 2006 13:42 IST
THE INDORE Municipal Corporation has drawn up a Rs 17-crore wish-list for works to be undertaken under the solid waste management component of the ADB-assisted Urban Water Supply and Environment Improvement Project (USWEIP).
Of this amount, Rs 6.30 crore will go towards bankrolling abattoir construction and landfill development at Devguradia trenching ground, while Rs 2.70 crore has been earmarked for developing a transfer station near the Kabitkhedi filtration plant.
The remaining amount will finance the proposed transfer station at Rau and other waste disposal projects currently being drafted.
A proposal to this effect was cleared at a meeting between Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma and ADB officials led by Project Manager, Project Implementation Unit (PIU), Prabhash Sankhla.
Mayor-in-Council member in charge of health department, Rajendra Rathore, and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr A K Puranik were also present on the occasion.
“Work on the solid waste programme will begin next month and will be completed within three years”, informed Rathore while talking to the Hindustan Times.
The MiC member said that proposals for landfill and transfer station projects would be forwarded to the Project Managing Unit (PMU) in Bhopal shortly. The ADB would also provide garbage retrieval and disposal equipment like dumpers, suction machines etc, he added.
Rathore declared that setting up transfer stations was a top priority as it would obviate the need for garbage disposal vehicles to travel all the way to Devguradia trenching ground.
“The transfer station near Kabitkhedi plant will be spread over two acres of land and cater to six municipal zones within a ten kilometre radius. The proposed transfer station at Rau would cater to the remaining zones resulting in savings of both time and money”, he added.
Although the IMC officials remain upbeat about proposal approval, there is a small catch. The revised USWEIP projections cleared by the Mayor-in-Council around three months ago allocated only Rs 10.35 crore for solid waste management. Or Rs 5.65 crore less than what the Corporation is hoping to lay its hands on.