Published On: Sat, Oct 7th, 2017

Mumbai : Austere Measures For The Housing Societies Not Processing Their Wastes Properly

garbageBy Accommodation Times Bureau

The housing societies and organizations that have not yet initiated to process their
waste, disregarding the October 2 deadline may now face serious intervention from
the BMC. More than 3,000 of the 5,000-odd ones could face power and water cuts
as a penalty.
In one of its austere measures so far, the BMC is thinking of notifying
the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) about these recalcitrant
societies.
Near about 3,140 out of the 4,749 bulk waste creators in Mumbai that were issued
notices to treat their own garbage have not reacted to the BMC in the affirmative

so far. Merely 7% of the establishments served notices have begun composting.
Some 188 societies have sought an extension; though the BMC has made it clear it
would show consideration only to those that can cite a valid reason. The BMC had
announced that it would stop lifting waste from bulk generators in the city from
October 2.
A three-month extension has been granted, temporarily, on a case-to- case basis,
after which the civic body would stop lifting garbage, said Mehta- an officer of
BMC.
"The BMC is holding exhibitions, meeting housing societies to understand their
problems in case they are not able to process their waste and also considering
central segregation centres for societies that do not have the space. After chalking
everything out, we expect people's participation," said Mehta.
Currently, 7,600 metric tonnes of waste gets dumped in the city every single day.
The BMC is expecting to bring down the waste taken to the dumps to around 5,000
metric tonnes per day with the waste management initiatives taken.

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