Gurugram: District admin fails to identify bulk waste generators so far
As the state is due to submit its first quarterly report on the compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, the district administration of Gurugram has not yet get successful in identifying the overall bulk waste generators which produce more than a hundred kilograms of waste everyday.
In a letter sent by the district administration to the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), the town and country planning department, and District Development and Panchayat Office, they were told to identify bulk solid waste generators and also earmark spots for waste disposal.
Talking to HT, these departments informed that the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has the responsibility to address the matter. Sudhir Chauhan, senior district town planner, town and country planning, said, “As far as we know, there are not enough bulk waste generators which are creating more than hundred kilograms of waste.”
Chandra Shekhar, chief administrator, HSVP also said that the job is under MCG's jurisdiction. A bulk waste generator is any public and commercial entity which creates 100 kg of waste everyday. It can include hotels, restaurant, malls, shopping complex, marriage hall, residential apartments among others.
Earlier on April 24, during a meeting spearheaded by Amit Khatri, there were strict instructions issued to ensure compliance with the SWM rules. The departments were asked to segregate waste at source and also urged them to ask these places to have composting units.