NMC to collect wet and dry waste from June 5


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Nagpur: Finally, the civic administration has decided to go ahead with the decision of the general body to start collection of segregation of dry and wet wastes from June 5, the World Environment Day.

The civic body, however, will not provide the dustbins free of cost, while the House has passed a resolution in its general body proposing to provide two dust bins (a green bin was to be provided to collect wet waste and a blue one for dry garbage) free of cost to all homes, it has now appealed to affluent people to buy these bins on their own.

The commercial establishments like shops and offices will have compulsorily buy two bins else NMC will provide them the same and recover the cost.

Poor citizens who want to get dustbins for free should submit an application on the website www.nmcnagpur.gov.in. Help centres have been set up at NMC zonal offices to help people who cannot apply online. Such citizens should go to the centres and provide their names, addresses, mobile numbers, Aadhar Card numbers and Property Tax Index No, by June 30.

Earlier, the house had given its nod to earmark Rs13.64 crore to purchase 11 lakh dustbins of 11 litre capacity each.

The civic body will launch an awareness drive from June 1 at all the 10 zones across the city. The NMC has also claimed that as many as 264 volunteers affiliated to NGOs like King Cobra Organisation, Maitri Parivar, Centre For Sustainable Development, I-Clean, Vruksha Samvardhan Samiti, Shrusti Paryavaran Mandal, Green and Clean Foundation, Green Earth etc will be helping the civic body to create awareness among the citizens. The awareness drive will be launching tomorrow at Akashwani Square where NMC volunteers will educate street vendors about importance of segregation of wastes.

According to Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 it has been made clear to collect waste into two categories — Wet and Dry. If citizens do not cooperate, the civic body will not collect garbage from such residents, said municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal. He has appealed citizens to cooperate NMC to collect segregated wastes from its source itself.

Kamlesh Sharma of Kanak Resources Pvt Limited (KRPL), the private firm assigned to collect door-to-door garbage in the city, said they are ready for collecting segregated waste. “With a fleet of 1,004 vehicles, KRPL is painting garbage collection vehicles into two colours — green for collecting wet waste and a blue for dry garbage,” he said.