Bureau of standards to help Noida dispose of waste effectively
The BIS will assist and guide the departments of the Noida authority in waste management, with an aim to make Noida a zero-municipal waste discharge city, officials said.noida Updated: Sep 27, 2017 22:21 IST
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Noida authority for improving the quality of its waste management system.
Union minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, was also present at the event where the MoU was signed. The event took place at the National Institute of Training for Standardization in Noida’s Sector 62. Paswan reached Noida around 3.30pm to attend the hour-long event.
The BIS will assist and guide the departments of the Noida authority in waste management, with an aim to make Noida a zero-municipal waste discharge city, officials said.
“The expertise of BIS staff will help the Noida authority in all spheres. The BIS officials will help the Noida authority in achieving the standards set in the field of waste management,” Paswan said at the event.
According to the Noida authority officials, BIS will help in training the health department staff who directly deal with the activities involved in waste management.
Noida authority’s chairman and chief executive officer, Alok Tandon, said that with the help of BIS, the health department will streamline its waste disposal system and facilities.
“We need the support of the public to treat municipal waste. Without the support of the city’s residents, we cannot achieve better results when it comes to making the city clean in the truest sense,” Tandon said.
The challenge the Noida authority faces is to comply with the solid waste (management and handling) rules, 2016, enacted by the Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change.
“We will ensure scientific management and disposal system for municipal solid waste generated in Noida. With the help of BIS, we will enhance the quality of our services. We have already made a plan for scientific waste treatment facilities at multiple locations. Now with BIS’ support, we will do it in a more efficient manner,” said Rakesh Kumar Mishra, additional chief executive officer of the Noida authority.
“BIS will help us in implementing the environmental norms on waste disposal. We hope we will do a better job with their help,” Mishra said.
First Published: Sep 27, 2017 22:21 IST