Two residential highrises based in Greater Noida's Chi-3 were recently found not complying with the Solid Waste Management (SWM) rule 2016.
Officials of the Greater Noida Authority recently conducted a surprise inspection at the Unitech Heights and Icon Apartment, to find out if the waste generated in the society is being decomposed or not. During the inspection it was found that there were several loopholes in both the societies and the waste was not getting decomposed.
“In Unitech Heights, the composed machine has been installed but it is not being used. Both societies have failed in managing their waste through STP (Sewage Treatment Plant), said an official.
However, the two managements were left with a warning. The surprise visit was a part of the authority’s programme to ensure that the multi-stories are complying with the SWM rules and they are decomposing their daily generated waste.
The official further added, “We have given a week to both the managements, and have asked them to ensure that waste and STP systems are fully functional under the guideline of the SWM rules. Otherwise, a hefty fine would be imposed on them.”
However, the management of one of the highrises, Unitech Heights, blamed the developer for the flaw. A resident aware of the matter said that the Apartment Owners Association (AOA) should not be blamed as the two systems were not provided by the builder.
“The AOA is trying their level best to segregate the residential and other waste. We have a compost machine, but it is not enough. Builder handover the management on AOA with half-prepared system and shed all his responsibilities," said Sanjeev Pratap, a resident.
Pratap further said the society pays Rs 2,000 per month to the authority for carrying out waste from the society, however, waste collecting vehicles often do not come and the residents have to wait sometime even for a week.
Earlier, the authority had directed units generating waste in bulk, such as the highrises, to introduce a proper mechanism to manage their daily waste. July 30 was set as a deadline for the highrises to implement the regulations.