Solid waste management to get boost in Navi Mumbai

MMRDA sanctions Rs 32 crore loan to NMMC for solid waste management
Mumbai 8 October 2010: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has extended support to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation as a part of the Authority’s commitment towards solid waste management.
To keep the city clean and environment efficient, it is necessary to keep the city clean and hence, the solid waste management and scientific closing of land dumped with waste is important. It is estimated that MMR alone generates solid waste of about 10,000 to 12,000 metric tonne on daily basis.
Mr. Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA said, “As per Municipal Solid Waste (M&H) Rules – 2000, obligatory duties of ULBs are, Sweeping & Collection of Waste, Transportation of Waste, Provide for Processing/Treatment of Waste, Develop Sanitary Landfill & its operation.”
He added, “Fulfilling MMRDA’s commitment towards cleaner and greener city, we have sanctioned a loan of Rs 32.48 crore for the development projects of Navi Mumbai. This loan is under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and the funds are for specific activities of projects related to solid waste management. The funds can also be utilized for e-governance by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.”

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