scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, May 28, 2022

Proposals remain on paper, focus back on poor transport, disposal of garbage in Chandigarh

The city generated around 350 tonnes of garbage of which 250 were being processed at the garbage plant.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
July 14, 2016 5:23:45 am
chandigarh, chandigarh news, chandigarh municipal corporation, chandigarh waste management, chandigarh garbage disposal, garbage disposal, garbage disposal in chandigarh, indian express news A survey conducted by the Centre for Sciences and Environment which ranked Chandigarh among the dirtiest cities, released in Delhi Monday, too pointed out that the transport and disposal of garbage in Chandigarh was poor.

THE CIVIC body has failed in monitoring its transportation and disposal of garbage over the years. Despite several proposals of installation of GPS in the garbage collection vehicles and a mobile application to track whether actually the garbage was being collected and transported to Dadumajra, the MC has failed in implement them in letter and spirit.

The city generated around 350 tonnes of garbage of which 250 were being processed at the garbage plant. After the plant was shut, the entire waste is going to the landfill at Dadumajra.

A survey conducted by the Centre for Sciences and Environment which ranked Chandigarh among the dirtiest cities, released in Delhi Monday, too pointed out that the transport and disposal of garbage in Chandigarh was poor.

[related-post]

Best of Express Premium

Weekly Horoscope, May 29, 2022 – June 4, 2022: Libra, Aries, Pisces and o...Premium
‘Monetisation’ axed, MeitY’s fresh draft to ‘encourage’ cos to share non-...Premium
Supreme Court directions on sex workers: history of the case, and where i...Premium
Cruise drug raid case: One officer went rogue, agency looked other wayPremium

Watch Video: What’s making news

Many pointed out that the entire proposal of solid waste management was faulty. Former chairman of the sanitation committee, Chandramukhi Sharma, said the civic body was not even aware whether actually the garbage was being processed by the company running the plant or all of it was being dumped at the land fill.
“Chandigarh will continue to suffer on the count of solid waste management. Right from the beginning when they got this company for setting up the garbage processing plant, everything was faulty. Who checked whether the garbage was being strewn over or genuinely it was being converted into RDF,” said Sharma.
He further alleged that the garbage was being burnt and not processed, leading to problems for the people staying in the area.

Although Joint Commissioner Rajiv Gupta said they had the bin tracking system and supervisors would check whether garbage was being taken to site, the former councillor pointed out that things were different on the ground.

“What do the supervisors do? When i was the chairperson, I went checking at 7 am and found only four employees out of 50 working on ground. This is the reality even now. Till now why didn’t they implement a mechanised system of checks,” said Sharma.

Congress councillor Subhash Chawla said there was no account of how many rounds were taken by the dumper placers. “During my tenure as Mayor in 2013, I found that sweepers driving the dumper placers to the plant and the actual drivers who were taking salaries from us were actually working somewhere else,” said Chawla.

In 2013, there were proposals of installation of GPS and a mobile app but after the drivers protested, the civic body never thought of getting the project again. There was a proposal of installing GPS again, last month, but to no avail.

“Unless there is no strict check by a senior officer, one won’t get to know what the lower level staff is doing,” added Chawla.

For all the latest Chandigarh News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement