Green activist objects to mechanised wet waste management in Noida RWAs

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Posted: Aug 01, 2019

A city-based environment activist Vikrant Tongad on Thursday opposed the ongoing mechanised wet waste management in Noida.

He also objected Noida Industrial Development Authority's scheme under which it is providing compost machine to RWAs for wet waste disposal set up.

Tongad, a well known green activist from Noida and Greater Noida, wrote to Chairman of the Authority, Alok Tandon, and Chief Executive Officer, Ritu Maheshwari, and urged them to scrap the scheme of giving subsidy on compost machines for RWAs.

Under the scheme, the RWAs are receiving subsidy up to 95 per cent over the total cost of the composting machine.

Tongad argued, "It is an extravagant of the exchequer as the RWA does not face fund constraint. There is NO such provision in the solid waste management rules 2016 that the RWA would be provided subsidy on the purchase of compost machines. They should be left with their own device. It (scheme) should be scrapped immediately to save the fund being granted from the exchequer."

Tongad further said that initially, the authority had selected a person for non-mechanised disposal of wet waste. However, the procedure was put on hold.

Togand said, "The only vendor offering non-mechanised natural composting service was unofficially shortlisted during the impanelment process but the officials of the authority informed the vendor that the process has been put on hold. On the other hand, the vendor impanelled for mechanised solutions to waste management has already started work in sector 30, sector 21, and Sector 25 even if the final decision is yet to be taken."

TAGS: Vikrant Tongad / Noida Industrial Development Authority / Ritu Maheshwari / Green activist / mechanised wet-waste management / Noida RWAs