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Solid Waste Management

Three garbage compactors inducted into service

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The Hindu       06.04.2017  

Three garbage compactors inducted into service

To improve solid waste management in Pallipalayam municipal areas, three garbage compactors worth Rs. 33.82 lakh and 37 pushcarts were inducted into service here recently.

The Minister for Electricity, Excise and Prohibition, P. Thangamani, flagged off the service in the presence of District Collector M. Asia Mariam and Erode MP S. Selvakumara Chinnayan.

The vehicles would are meant to garbage collection in municipal limits. The pushcarts will be of use to conservancy workers for door-to-door waste collection.

Mr. Thangamani also handed over orders to as many as 583 people who have been selected under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme to construct houses.

C. Malathi, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, Tiruchengode Revenue Divisional Officer R. Keerthi Priyadarshini and officials participated.


Novel plan to convert beedi leaf waste into manure

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The Hindu      04.04.2017 

Novel plan to convert beedi leaf waste into manure

From April 15, conservancy workers not to accept beedi leaf waste from people

Tirunelveli Corporation, which has been struggling for decades in dealing with beedi leaf waste, has come out with a novel idea for collecting it from beedi rollers and converting it into manure.

Since beedi rolling is a predominant activity in Melapalayam area, in which several thousand women are involved, around 10 beedi rolling companies, all having their offices at Melapalayam, are supplying beedi leaves and tobacco to these labourers for making beedis. Consequently, Melapalayam has become a major producer of beedi leaf waste and the civic body is struggling to separate this waste from household waste and convert it into manure.

Recently, Corporation Commissioner S. Sivasubramanian had a meeting with beedi manufacturing company owners on beedi leaf waste management.

Since the Solid Waste Management Act, 2016, requires the individuals producing the waste to segregate it as degradable and nondegradable at source and hand them over to the conservancy workers, Mr. Sivasubramanian asked the beedi manufacturing unit owners to collect beedi leaf waste while getting the beedis from workers.

“The beedi manufacturing companies have been asked to give the rollers reusable bags to keep beedi leaf waste so that it can easily be handed over to the manufacturers while the rolled beedis are returned to the companies. On getting the beedi leaf waste from the rollers, the companies should hand it over to the Corporation employees to convert it into manure,” Mr. Sivasubramanian said.

He added that Corporation conservancy workers would not accept beedi leaf waste from April 15 while collecting waste from the public.

“Our personnel will not collect the beedi leaf waste from the rollers from April 15 as it should be handed over only to the manufacturing companies which, in turn, will forward it to the Corporation dump for converting it into manure. The companies which dare to defy this instruction and allow their workers to dump the waste along the streets will have to face serious consequences,” Mr. Sivasubramanian added.


Corporation to levy user charge for proper implementation of solid waste management

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The Times of India    02.04.2017

Corporation to levy user charge for proper implementation of solid waste management

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MADURAI: The civic body has decided to levy user charge for all buildings in its limits for proper implementation of solid waste management in the city and has also decided on the fines to be collected with regard to the same.

A special meeting of the Madurai Corporation was convened by the special officer and corporation commissioner Sandeep Nanduri on Saturday, in which all officials participated. During the meeting, it was stated that solid waste management rules 2016 of the central government are applicable to all local bodies, and every local body is responsible for any infrastructure development for collection, storage, segregation, transportation, processing and disposal of the waste.

It was also decided to bring all establishments in the corporation including individual houses, commercial complexes, hotels, eateries, hospitals, wholesale trading establishments and retail trading units under the Madurai Corporation's solid waste management move.

As per Madurai Corporation rules of 1971, action will be initiated and a fine imposed on anyone disposing their waste in public places leading to environmental pollution and the local bodies can charge a user fee for proper waste disposal, from collection to disposal. The user fee for different establishments was approved at the meeting, and public have been asked to raise objections if any, within one week of issue of this notice.

The user fee for individual houses, where the property tax for six months is within Rs 500 is Rs 10 and if the property tax is above Rs 2001 is Rs 50. Private nursery and elementary schools will have to pay Rs 500 a month, while private schools above nursery level will have to pay Rs 1,000 a month. Hospitals will have to pay Rs 1,000 a month for disposable of non-biomedical waste, tea stalls Rs 100, sweet stalls - Rs 500, mobile restaurants - Rs 600, bigger restaurants Rs 1,500 and those that generate more than three tonnes per day Rs 6,000 to Rs 30,000.

Marriage halls will have to pay Rs 1,000 for every event conducted, meat and fish stalls Rs 500, cinema theatres Rs 1,500 and venues where exhibitions and circuses are conducted Rs 250 per day. Textile and tannery wastes would be charged Rs 1,500 per load of waste, while the user charge for clearing a load of construction debris would be Rs 750. The meeting also resolved to allow a private organization Milan Marbles, to clear the overgrowth of bushes in Sathaiyaru tank in Uthangudi village with their own funds for a period of three years.

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