Mangaluru: Big complexes have to compulsorily process waste at source

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 18: The complexes having over 30 flats and other places where waste is generated in bulk have been mandated to install waste processing units themselves and process the waste on their own. Those who disobey these orders will face penalty and legal action, the city corporation has said.

As per Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and city corporation solid waste management bylaw, the corporation had instructed complexes having over 30 flats and other places like hotels, hospitals, marriage halls, catering etc where more waste is generated, to compulsory install waste processing composting units and process the wet waste themselves. Although these instructions were issued repeatedly, many have ignored the same.

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As the writ petition filed about the solid waste management by the corporation is under the high court consideration, and the government is monitoring the progress made in the implementation of the waste disposal rules, the corporation is under compulsion to implement the waste management activity in a time bound manner. The corporation has set an October 31 deadline for setting up a unit to process wet waste generated in their respective buildings. Those apartments which fail to comply will be penalised and they also face legal action, the city corporation commissioner said.

From November 1 onward, for every flat, an amount of Rs 15 per flat has to be deposited and one month advance payment challan should be handed over to drivers of the garbage collecting vehicles. In the second month, the fine will go up Rs 25 per flat which is payable in advance for the whole month. In case of failure to play fine, the waste will be rejected and legal steps will ensue. Challans for payment can be obtained from the health department. For more information, the city corporation's helpline (0824-220310) can be called and information may be obtained, said city corporation commissioner Akshy Sridhar, in a release.









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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 19 2021

    People have to minimise the production of waste. E-waste is a matter of concern.

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  • lakshmi,

    Tue, Oct 19 2021

    Government and corporation has to arrange to collect the rubbish from all over the city by keeping big sized dust bins with proper lid system and early morning at 4 am corporation trucks with complete covering system has to collect them.

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  • E B SOANS, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 19 2021

    Dear Mangaloreans and all my dear fellow citizens. Welcome to Entering Balmatta New Road, from Falnir. Opposite a Restaurant you can find ample rubbish dumped. People come in Tempo and dump garbage also. Its a place owned by Late Stanius Mascarenhas. Land donated to Christian Trust.But nobody in municipality is bothered to clear the rubbish. Neither MCC health officer nor town planning officer cares. Not even the persons gifted with this property are bothered. Then who is responsible,.We call this Smart City. Rubbish in Heart of city, Falnir junction.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Almost everyday we see plastic bags in the garbage collection vehicles. I cannot understand the plan.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    This is what happens when you have "smart" cities and an "over-smart" government.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Why the govt lacks in Atmanirbhar, Make-in-india and Vocal-for-Local initiative when it comes basic necessaries of the citizens. Its not citizens duty to process garbage. Its govt’s duty to find solution for proper disposal and process garbage. It’s not free or charity from govt. People are paying adequately and cooperating as the govt has voluntarily taken responsibility without compulsion or by force but accepting whole heartedly by constitutional oath to serve and protect its citizens and citizens have fundamental right to question the govt and govt is duty bound to answer citizens grievances or else the govt should gracefully admit incompetence, resign and step down but not to push the buck back to the citizens.That’s the democratic way.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Segregate Plastic & use it for making of Zero Maintenance Roads ...

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