Published On : Thu, Apr 13th, 2017

Bin Free Nagpur : NMC chalks out proposal to provide dust bins to citizens

Nagpur: Following central government’s directives to collect segregated garbage from June 5, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation will provide two dustbins each to citizens to segregate wet and dry waste. To implement the project successfully, NMC’s health department has prepared a proposal to purchase over 11 lakh garbage bins in two colours — green for wet waste and blue for dry — and distribute them among people. The proposal will be tabled before the general body meeting scheduled for April 20.

However the big question is that how the proposal will be implemented if okayed? Will the dustbins reache every citizen, or there is going to be huge distribution flaw?

The union urban development ministry has issued a notification and fixed rates for the dustbins. The government has given two options —either the NMC could approach the government for procuring the dustbins or the civic body could procure them on its own.

The health department has prepared three options for implementation of the notification: The NMC provides 11 lakh dustbins to all 5.5 lakh households/shops, which will cost Rs13.64 crore; NMC will provide only one dustbin and ask the property owners to purchase another (it will cost Rs 6.82 crore); NMC to provide free of cost dustbins in slums only, which will cost Rs 4.94 crore.

In the current system of collection and disposal of garbage, the municipal corporation sends garbage collecting vehicles every day to each locality. Citizens dispose of mixed garbage in the vehicles which is then transported in bigger vehicles to the Bhandewadi garbage dump yard. The municipal corporation has appointed private agencies to collect garbage from house to house.

The garbage collecting vehicles have two separate compartments for wet and dry waste and are supposed to collect segregated garbage. But neither private agencies nor citizens segregate waste. The objective of having such special vehicles was lost as mixed garbage is being collected every day.

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