Residents of high rises in Noida may now be able to avail benefits of an ongoing programme for kitchen waste disposal as the Noida Industrial Development Authority, an agency entrusted with power of enforced solid waste management rules 2016, on Saturday agreed to review it for them as well.
Currently, only residents welfare associations from sectors can be benefited as the existing rules say that responsibility of disposing kitchen waste, which is generated from individual homes in a gated society, lies with that particular society.
Rajiva Singh, president of Federation of Noida Apartments Association of high-rises, said, "We demanded from the higher authority of the agency that subsidy on purchase of a compost machine should be made available for high rises as well. With the present scheme, only RWA may be benefitted.''
While addressing the gathering invited at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, sector 6, for a workshop on duties of bulk waste generator, Ritu Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer, accepted the demand saying that it can be reviewed to bring high rise buildings under beneficiaries list of scheme.
She also announced that several teams comprising of social workers will be formed for effectively monitoring the work of solid waste management in the society. These teams will be assigned with responsibility of educating residents about segregating wet waste from dry waste and also minimising the usage of plastic bags.
Office bearers from many high rise, malls and hotels were presents in the workshop. Many residential societies like Homes-121, sector 121, ATS Greens-1, Sector 50, and DFL malls etc demonstrated their models of waste disposals.
Singh appealed that residents should extend support for successful implementation of the rules. “The desired result cannot be achieved without sustainable model of waste disposal for which support from each and every resident and office bearers is required. The government also can not do it on its own. It should be made a mass movement for cent percent disposal of waste,” he added.