The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority on Thursday organised a workshop on solid waste management to educate housing societies, resident welfare association, and bulk waste generators.
The workshop was attended by scores of people residing in the city's housing societies and residential sectors respectively. During the workshop, the attendees were educated on how they can manage their solid waste getting generated from their residential areas.
On the occasion, Authority's Chairman, Alok Tandon; Chief Executive Officer of Noida, Ritu Maheshwari, an Officer on Special Duty from Noida, Rajesh Singh were present on the dais.
During the workshop, an official announced that the authority would continue the scheme of giving subsidy to those RWAs that are looking forward to set up a mechanised compost unit in their respective sectors. The subsidy is going to be 95 per cent of the total cost of the wet waste disposal machine. In addition to this, the authority will waive off 5 per cent power tariff on total consumption of electricity for running waste disposal machine.
Further, the officials announced that RWAs looking forward to availing the subsidy will have to come forward by the end of August month as the scheme will be over after that.
Around seven office bearers from different RWAs agreed to the authority that they would install the mechanised wet waste disposal units in their respective sectors.
Vimal Sharma, president of RWA, Sector 50, Noida said, "We are convinced with announcements made. We also agreed to set up two mechanised wet waste disposal units in our sector."
The authority is also planning to make a proper arrangement for the collection and disposal of solid waste management in each residential sector. Sharma said, "We will require to keep the solid waste separately and the authority will deploy vehicles to collect it. After that, it will be transferred to solid waste site."
The event was held at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, in Sector 6, Noida.