GreNo Authority to hire NGOs to make Solid Waste Management Rules effective

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Posted: Aug 03, 2019

Greater Noida Authority has planned to hire two Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to make Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules 2016 more efficient. The NGOs will assist the administration and will carry out campaigns to generate more awareness among the people about SWM.

Officials aware of the development told CitySpidey that the decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Greater Noida Authority, Narendra Bhushuan, on Friday. NGOs will be required to create awareness among the residents living in high-rise buildings and different sectors of Greater Noida.

“The authority is following all the rules as defined under Solid Waste Management 2016. The rules state that two NGOs will be given the task to reach out to people and spread awareness. They will also be entrusted to encourage people to follow the rules of SWM and contribute in making the city clean,” one of the officials said.

The official further said that the city will be divided into two parts where NGOs will make people aware on waste management and follow the guidelines set forth in Solid Waste Management rules- 2016.
Moreover, the official stated that the selected NGOs will be assigned to educate people about the adverse effects of using plastic and how to decompose plastic waste. Meanwhile, the authority has set guidelines for all the establishments generating more than 100kg of waste per day to compost their waste within the premises.

CitySpidey had reported earlier that the authority had set July 30 as the deadline for commercial bulk generators while August 15 was set for residential societies. “After the deadline, the authority will conduct a surprise inspection at sites and action will be taken against those not adhering to the guidelines.

Last week in a meeting with Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) members (builders/developers who look after management issues in high-rise), the authority directed them to follow the norms set for solid waste management.

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