Municipal commissioner says condition of waste management plant satisfactory
The Dehradun municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey recently visited the solid waste management and recycling plant in Sheeshambada on a surprise inspection and found several anomalies including the heap of untreated garbage and considerable quantity of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). Talking about the condition in the plant, Pandey said that there are some shortcomings in the management of the plant but overall the situation is satisfactory so far. He also added that the municipal corporation has given Ramky Company 15 days to dispose of RDF, manure and untreated garbage. On the question of whether the municipal corporation will annul the contract with the company if the management fails to do as stipulated in the agreement, Pandey said that the contract will not be annulled in any condition as that will affect the operation of the waste management plant. Besides, the corporation is deducting charges from the monthly payment to the company as penalty too, added Pandey.
Talking about the reason behind the inadequate disposal of RDF in the plant, Pandey said that the Ramky company has been unable to find buyers for RDF which is delaying its disposal. According to Pandey, about 500 metric tonnes of RDF is generated in the plant daily out of which only 50 metric tonnes RDF is being disposed of by the company on a regular basis. Apart from this, the municipal commissioner also informed that the corporation will provide additional sanitation workers to the Mohalla Swacchata Samiti of the new wards of Dehradun from July 1. He said that the workers will be increased in wards as per the size of the wards. It is pertinent to mention here that in the recent executive committee meeting in municipal corporation, the councillors of suburban wards had asked mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ to provide more sanitation workers to those wards which are bigger in area to make the sanitation work easier.
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun