The important thing Solid waste management project missed another deadline

Subodh Bhasin. Dated: 7/14/2017 11:18:08 AM


SUBODH BHASIN Jammu, July 13 Jammu is a beautiful place and needs to be beautified more. The only problem is cleanliness which is lacking in every sphere. Though project are prepared and announced still authorities are lacking short and there are reasons for the same. Housing and Urban Development Ministry, endowed with the responsibility of completing Solid Waste Management missed another deadline in Jammu and has so far neglected to finish the venture. Disregarding standards and bypassing certain orders, "Babus" felt free to spent crores of rupees in buying tippers, tractors and other apparatus however failed to identify the piece of land for the development of solid waste plant. Out of 12 endorsed ventures, only three could see the light of the day in the previous one decade. As per the official sources, out of 12 authorized ventures, seven were intended to be developed in Jammu and five had been endorsed for Kashmir valley. Solid waste management is a term that is used to refer to the process of collecting and treating solid wastes. It also offers solutions for recycling items that do not belong to garbage or trash. As long as people have been living in settlements and residential areas, garbage or solid waste has been an issue. Waste management is all about how solid waste can be changed and used as a valuable resource. Even though Union government had released Rs 13.46 crores to the State government between 2006- 07 and 2011-12. Incidentally, the State government could spend just Rs 5.25 crores on three projects in Jammu while Rs 5.69 crores were spent on buy of tippers, tractors and other machinery for the plants. A total of Rs 2.70 crores was all the while lying unspent with the State Urban Development Department. These discoveries became exposed in the CAG Report, tabled in the Legislative Assembly on July 4 in Srinagar. In Jammu, the development of Solid Waste Management Project was endorsed to a privately owned business and amid the procedure it had likewise prescribed development of Bio Composite Plant yet the same couldn't be built for assortment of reasons. Out of seven ventures, work was finished on just three activities while none of the tasks in Kashmir valley could be built as the office neglected to gain the land chosen for the reason. The local residents in the area, where the sites were selected, raised objections and feared pollution level would go up due to construction of solid waste management projects. The government machinery faced resistance from local people, who staged protest demonstrations to delay the projects. According to the CAG findings, a hefty amount of Rs 2.72 crores was still lying unspent with the Urban Development Department Solid waste management should be embraced by each and every household including the business owners. Every day, tones of solid waste is disposed off at various landfill sites. This waste comes from homes, offices, industries and various other agricultural related activities. Residences and homes where people live are some of the major sources of solid waste. Garbage from these places include food wastes, plastics, paper, glass, leather, cardboard, metals, yard wastes, ashes and special wastes like bulky household items like electronics, tires, batteries, old mattresses and used oil. Most homes have garbage bins where they can throw away their solid wastes in and later the bin is emptied by a garbage collecting firm or person for treatment. Although best plans have been made but they are yet to be implemented . Yes the waste is collected but the problem is the disposal of the same. Dumping is not an answer. The answer is in managing the same. Collecting is one thing and managing is something else. Collecting can clean up the city but managing the same and recycling is something else. Authorities have to think about the last said one!

 

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