Authorities Ask Housing Societies To Take Up Waste Management As Landfills Choke
The landfill sites in the national capital region (Delhi-NCR) have been facing continuous pressure of being over-filled. Now, the civic authorities here are taking steps to end the problem. Given that space for waste is a major concern the NCR faces, authorities are now looking for solutions and taking decisions wherein the waste must be managed at the ground level, i.e., housing societies itself.
Waste treatment plant a must
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has directed housing societies spread over an area of 2,000 square metre (sqmt) to have a designated space for a waste treatment plant in order to get the building plan approved. Knowing that disposal of civic waste is the biggest challenge that authorities are facing, the GDA plans to cut down the waste that is dumped at the Pratap Vihar landfill site every day. This plan has been approved and no group housing society’s building plan will be approved until a space for a waste treatment plant is earmarked.
Convert wet waste to compost
Delhi’s three civic agencies – north, south and east – are now piloting a project wherein it will ask the housing societies to convert wet waste into compost. For this, the agencies have also awarded tenders for the supply, installation and operation of 20 accelerated waste composters. Each composter will have a capacity to take one tonne of garbage every day.
These mini accelerated composters will be installed in community parks, nurseries and housing colonies for the dwellers to reach out instantly and convert wet waste into compost. These new machines will convert waste into compost in 14-15 days unlike the previous machines that took over 35-40 days.
The installation of these composters is expected to begin in next three months and in over 18-24 months’ time it will cover all the localities under East Delhi Municipal Corporation’s jurisdiction, informed EDMC superintending engineer Arun Kumar in a report published by Hindustan Times.