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Creating a strong base for waste segregation

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Source : The Hindu Date : 22.06.2009

Creating a strong base for waste segregation

K.V. Prasad

Nine wards chosen to implement waste disposal measures


VALUABLE TIPS: Mayor R. Venkatachalam (second right) educates people in Ward 43 on segregation of waste.

COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore Corporation is into creating a strong base on which it can establish a system for successful segregation of waste at source (at the place of generation, namely houses or commercial establishments).

After a decade-long groping for a solution for disposal of garbage, the Corporation seems to be coming from the right direction: from the grassroots to the grandiose. It has plans to convert garbage into manure. A grander plan is to create a park over a landfill of non-biodegradable waste. But, the first task is to make the public segregate waste and store it in bins at home than throw it on the road.

Nine wards have been chosen to implement segregation of waste and the success will turn them into model zones for the rest of the city to emulate.

From the Mayor to the Councillor and from the Commissioner to the conservancy worker, the Corporation machinery is focussing on educating the public on storing biodegradable waste in green bins and the non-biodegradable waste in white bins. They are also being told that they should hand over garbage only to the conservancy workers every day.

Mayor R. Venkatachalam demonstrated segregation at Ward 43 recently in addition to the Corporation distributing the stickers with guidelines on segregation.

The ward itself seems to have prepared a plan of action over the last two years on how to set about segregation and also primary collection.

“We identified areas where bins could be placed along roads and prepared a list of streets, their length and also the number of houses and population. We are working on forming a ward committee to oversee segregation,” ward councillor N. Tamilselvi says. Every house, tea stall, hotel, marriage hall, liquor shop and other establishments that generate garbage are in the list.

“We were the first to prepare such an action plan and submit it to Corporation Commissioner Anshul Mishra. Corrections and improvements were made to it and similar plans were worked out for the other eight wards also,” she claims.

The aim is to make garbage collection easy for the workers also. Ground floor houses will be allocated to older workers as they may not be able to climb the stairs. Ward 43 is among the nine model wards that have a list of available and required manpower and also the availability of equipment for garbage collection.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2009 04:48
 

Plan to tackle Ooty’s waste

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Source : The Hindu Date : 12.06.2009

Plan to tackle Ooty’s waste

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Udhagamandalam: With the civic administration according high priority to garbage management, waste-related problems are expected to come down steadily over the coming months, according to the Municipal Chairman R. Rajendran.

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Speaking to ‘The Hindu’ here on Thursday, he said that the municipality was in the process of providing both short and long term solutions. Stating that a major plan of action with private sector participation was in the process of being put in place, he said that the comprehensive solid waste management scheme was expected to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs. 25 crore. Work on the project, which will be taken up on a Build, Operate and Transfer basis was expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2009 11:17
 

Major waste management scheme on the anvil

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Source : The Hindu Date : 12.06.2009

Major waste management scheme on the anvil

D. Radhakrishnan

Project expected to be completed by the end of 2010

Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy

Focus on safe disposal: A truck carrying garbage entering the municipal dump yard at Theetukkal near Udhagamandalam. —

Udhagamandalam: With the civic administration according high priority to garbage management, waste-related problems are expected to come down steadily over the coming months, according to the Municipal Chairman R. Rajendran.

Speaking to ‘The Hindu’ here on Thursday, he said that the municipality was in the process of providing both short and long term solutions.

Stating that a major plan of action with private sector participation was in the process of being put in place, he said that the comprehensive solid waste management scheme was expected to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs. 25 crore.

Pointing out that a detailed project report would be submitted by a Noida-based consultancy firm to the government soon, Mr. Rajendran said that it would include the construction of a compost yard and a plastic re-cycling unit at the dump yard of the municipality in Theetukkal near here.

Work on the project, which will be taken up on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis was expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

The process of transferring ownership of the dump yard extending over about 15 acres from the Forest Department to the municipality was nearly over.

In order to prevent dumping of garbage on the main Ooty-Theetukkal-Parsons Valley Road, the municipality had recently laid roads inside the dump yard to facilitate movement of garbage trucks. Gradually facilities would be improved. Stating that the dump yard will be maintained properly, he expressed the confidence that the people residing nearby will not be subjected to inconvenience.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2009 11:13
 


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