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Corporation to revitalise waste management schemes

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The Hindu     03.01.2018  

Corporation to revitalise waste management schemes

The City Corporation will integrate the Ayyankali Employment Guarantee Scheme with the Haritha Keralam project to revitalise its waste management and sanitation programmes.

Those hired through the employment guarantee scheme will be deployed for cleaning up of drains and canals, planting of saplings and to promote organic vegetable farming.

They will be used in the other waste management activities of the local body too. On Monday, a meeting chaired by the Mayor discussed steps to ensure a minimum of 100 days’ work to adult members of families in the Corporation area, who are ready to do unskilled labour. A campaign to issue labour cards will be carried out from January 5 to 15, with the co-operation of all the ward councillors, to attract more workers to the scheme.

One member from each family can apply for the scheme. Applicants should attach their photograph, bankpass book, Aadhaar card and ration card to the application.

Projects of Rs. 5.71 crore have been sanctioned under the project now.

The labour estimate for the next year is being prepared as per the new guidelines.

As per the current estimates, the Corporation has utilised 91.14% of the funds and created 22,327 work days.

Women will be given priority in the scheme.


GHMC makes compost units mandatory

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The Hindu       27.12.2017

GHMC makes compost units mandatory

For establishments generating more than 50 kg waste daily

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has, on Tuesday, issued orders making it mandatory for hotels and restaurants in the city generating bulk waste, to establish a compost unit inside their premises.

Citing the Soli Waste Management Rules, 2016, issued by the union government, the corporation has asked the hotels and restaurants generating more than 50 kilograms of waste per day to set up compost units.

This will make the bulk generators responsible for waste segregation and storage of organic waste at source point. A compost unit may be set up in area ranging anywhere between 40 to 200 square yards, and does not require power, a press statement from GHMC said.

The Swachh bharat Mission, in its guidelines, mentioned the requirements for the units based on the size of the establishments, it said.

Recently, orders were issued by the Director, Municipal Administration, asking the all the municipal commissioners in Telangana State, including that of GHMC, to identify the bulk waste generators, and take necessary action.

They were also given instructions for collection of user charges towards recovering the cost.

In the order however, bulk generators are defined as users which generate over 100 kg of waste per day from a single premises. Majority of the big hotels, restaurants and function halls fall in that category, but few are complying with the norms.

The orders from the Municipal Administration directorate came in view of the Union government’s ‘Swachh Survekshan-2018’, which mandates certain documentation and implementation of reforms for scoring good marks.

Strict compliance

Previously, a circular too was issued with a slew of instructions for strict compliance with the regulations.

The circular asked the municipal commissioners to see that all bulk generators do waste segregation inside their premises, and have on-site processing units for the organic waste.

Voluntary declaration

Officials have informed that about 90 to 100 bulk waste generators including hotels, restaurants, function halls, big complexes, hospitals, and malls have been identified in GHMC limits, through voluntary declaration.


City to have more compost plants

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The Hindu        27.12.2017  

City to have more compost plants

New plant inaugurated at APIIC colony

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation opened a vermicompost plant with 50 tonnes capacity at the APIIC Colony on Tuesday.

Vijayawada East MLA G. Rammohan Rao inaugurated the plant along with Mayor Koneru Sridhar, Municipal Commissioner J. Nivas and others.

Mr. Rao said the plant including the onsite compost unit could handle about 50 tonnes wet garbage generated in the nearby areas and de-compost it. He said the State government planned to setting up such plants in the rural areas.

Mr. Sridhar said garbage segregation was being done at the household level in many areas and the wet garbage dumped at the vermicompost plants. This would reduce the transportation burden on the civic body, he said.

Mr. Nivas said plans were afoot to set up similar plants at 11 locations and at all the rythu bazaars. He said each onsite waste compost machine costing Rs. 4 lakh could compost 200 tonnes of garbage per day if installed at strategic locations.

He said such initiatives of installing compost plants would also help the city get better ranking in Swacch Survekshan.

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