Mayor unveils MCD Master Plan for solid waste management

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New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) Delhi Mayor Arti Mehra today unveiled MCD's Comprehensive Master Plan for management of solid waste in the National Capital to work out a holistic approach to make it a worthy, liveable, clean and eco-friendly world-class city.

Talking to reporters after making presentation of the plan before Delhi Lt Governor Tejender Khanna at Raj Niwas, the Mayor said the plan tackles all aspects of sanitation, including their collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing, and disposal of solid waste alongwith related logistical requirements.

The Mayor said an assessment of available and required manpower and machinery has been made in the plan which also assesses the administrative system of Environment Management Services.

Among the salient features of the plan are ensuring attendance of safai karamcharis through biometric system to avoid absentism.

segregation at source, door to door collection, decentralized local level composting at individual/community level to avoid transportation, introduction of sweeping of main roads by mechanical sweeper, processing of waste through cost-effective/innovative technologies to suit the local waste quality, processing of onstruction and demolition waste, proper management of horticulture waste, procurement and upgradation of various machines, enforcement of anti-littering through ex-servicemen and disposal of solid waste and its concern with environment.

Mayor informed that the Master Plan makes appreciable improvements in the existing system in all respects of solid waste management. In the existing system, households have one bin today which is transported through waste collector in one bin rickshaw to 'dahalao' having single compartment. The waste is then transported to landfill sites.

In the proposed system, the households will have two bins, one for bio-degradable and one for non-biodegradable wastes. The system will be implemented through RWAs who will implement and monitor the scheme. From the household level, it will be taken in two bin rickshaws to integrated treatment and disposal facility. The system will abolish dahalaos in phases. The manual street sweeping will be replaced by mechanised main road sweeping. The internal roads will continue to swap on manual basis.

As far as disposal of solid waste is concerned, new sanitary landfill sites will be developed at Jaitpur and Narela-Bawana Road having processing capacity of 1000 metric tons per day. The landfill sites will be engineered to ensure potability of ground water and good environment.

It is expected that the Master Plan would shortly be in place.

She said the plan will be implemented on war-footing for efficient disposal of solid waste.

Also present on the occasion, Deputy Mayor Divya Jaiswal, Chairman, Standing Committee Vijender Gupta, Leader of Opposition, Jai Kishan Sharma, Municipal Commissioner, A K Nigam participated in the presentation.

Delhi Chief Secretary, Rakesh Mehta was also present on the occasion.

UNI

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