The Greater Noida Authority on Wednesday asked residents to submit their suggestions regarding the new policies related to Construction and Demolition Waste Management (CDWM), Decentralised Solid Waste Management (DSWM) and Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) under the Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM) 2016.
All the policies designed by the Authority are available on its website www.greaternoidaauthority.in.
The Authority has asked the residents to submit their suggestions by May 18. The residents have been asked to submit the suggestions to the health department either in written form physically at the office in Greater Noida or by e-mail on email@example.com.
The new policies revolve around waste segregation, recycle and reuse of municipal and construction waste. It has been prepared keeping in mind the fast urbanisation with mushrooming of new residential, institutional and industrial projects.
The Authority is already under pressure to provide adequate civic amenities to all residents with capability to handle municipal waste.
The CEO of Authority, Narendra Bhooshan said, “The policies that we have prepared provides the roadmap for everything. We have prepared policies around CDWM, DSWM and FSSM whereby we want to implement them in the city under SWM 2016 rules. We have sought suggestions from the residents in this regard.”
Under the 2016 SWM rules, segregation of waste at source will be very robust. The waste will be segregated into three major categories - organic, inorganic and hazardous waste.
If any establishment is producing more than 100 kg of waste per day then it will be mandatory for them to compost their waste within their premises. There will also be heavy penalties for violations. Bhooshan also said that there will be no collection of waste from these societies after three months of the release of the policy.
The policy also states that the city's decentralised composting will be ensuring 100 per cent processing of the organic waste at the divisions, institutions, hospitals, vegetables markets, fish/meat markers, industries, commercial areas etc.