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Bhopal: BMC fails to ensure segregation of roadside waste

05:00 AM Aug 14, 2020 | Staff Reporter

BHOPAL: Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s failure to ensure segregation of waste collected from roadsides s may hamper the city's chances of improving its ranking in Swachh Survekshan-2021.

Waste segregation process including dumping and processing at landfill site accounts for 30 per cent share in the total marks in cleanliness survey.

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While the BMC is yet to strictly implement the waste segregation at household level, the civic body has utterly failed in door-to-door waste collection resulting in heaps of garbage on the city roads. In absence of garbage collection being done at the doorsteps, the people are dumping wastes - without segregation - on roadsodes and vacant plots.

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The garbage collected from roadsides, vacant plots constitutes up to 30 percent of the total waste that reaches a transfer station, including the green and dry waste.

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The un-segregated garbage is shifted to transfer stations and from then to Adampur Chhawni landfill site.

Bhopal has 8 transfer stations and the garbage collected zone wise are dumped here. On an average, a transfer station receives up to 90 tonnes of waste in a day. Without any segregation, the waste is then transferred to the landfill site.

Waste segregation at source: Meena

BMC additional commissioner Shashwat Singh Meena said the waste segregation should be done at the source. We also have some financial constraints as we need extra resources for door-to-door waste collection, said Meena.

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