State sanctions Rs 178 crore for SWM plan

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 5 September 2018

The corporations include nine from Pune district, five from Konkan region, six from Nagpur, three from Aurangabad, two from Nashik and seven from Amravati region.

MUMBAI: The State government has sanctioned  Rs 178 crore for Solid Waste Management (SWM) plan for 32 municipal corporations and municipal councils on Tuesday. 

A committee of Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain presented the SWM plan. 

The corporations include nine from Pune district, five from Konkan region, six from Nagpur, three from Aurangabad, two from Nashik and seven from Amravati region. 

Under the project, segregation of dry and wet garbage and scientific process on the garbage is included. The corporation will get equipment for the processing of garbage under the plan. 

While doing segregation of solid waste, the corporation has to manufacture compost and should brand the manure. Also, while processing the waste, there should be a biogas project at the dumping ground and the civic body has to do manage the biogas. 

The government has already sanctioned a plan for 213 civic bodies in State, out of which 32 have presented a detailed plan, while 15 corporations are yet to submit the plan. 

Also, the tender process of the sanctioned plan of 140 corporations has already begun.  

Jain asked the corporation, whose plans have been sanctioned about the status of the SWM project. 

He also directed that the percentage of garbage collection at home should be increased to 95 per cent from current 80 per cent and the percentage of segregation of garbage should be increased to 80 per cent from 60 per cent. 

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