Greater Noida Authority goes tough on SWM; fines defaulters
In an ongoing drive against societies not complying with the solid waste management (SWM) norms in the area, the Greater Noida Authority raided nearly half a dozen buildings on Monday.
During their inspection, the teams of officials from the Health Department of the authority found several buildings, including a residential society in Greater Noida West, generating waste in bulk did not have a proper waste management system.
As per a senior official in Greater Noida Authority, the authority has collected a total of Rs 99,200 fine. While RIG Institute was fined Rs 26000, IJMS College and the building housing Trade Nursery Association of India fined Rs 21000 each. Rs 20,000 and Rs 11,200 of fines were imposed on ITS Dental College and Ashiyana Homes, a residential society in greater Nodia West, respectively.
“During the inspection, these buildings were found wanting in compliance of the norms set for waste disposal system. They were fined according to the waste they generated daily,” said one of the team members.
The defaulters have also been served an ultimatum that if they are found violating the waste disposal norms next time, they will be charged double the fine, added the official.
As has been reported, the Greater Noida Authority has decided to take tough call against those found not complying with waste management system. On every working day, four teams of authority officials would go on inspection to ascertain if the system is implemented by the societies.
A senior official had told CitySpidey that no leniency would be shown to the defaulters.
CitySpidey has learnt that developers heading the management of residential societies and different institutes have started reaching out to the authority. However, the administration of the Greater Noida Authority has decided not to budge from its mission to make the area waste free.
Earlier, the authority had convened a meeting with representatives of real estate developers, educational institutions and medical institutions in this regard. At the meeting, it had set a deadline for all the buildings to have waste management system in place.