AMC all set to revamp waste disposal system

AMC all set to revamp waste disposal system

For proper waste disposal management and for ensuring cleanliness in the city of Taj Mahal, Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) has started making fresh efforts in maintaining sanitation. The civic body is now working on an ambitious plan to keep a tab on garbage collection system and to ensure that there are no eyesores in the entire city. To make city litter-free, the municipal corporation has decided to install dustbins in the entire city along roads and in colonies. These will be placed at a distance of 50-60 m from each other.

Under the new sanitation plan, about 800 garbage collection points have been identified across the city. Out of these, 200 spots has been newly identified. The corporation is also getting a sanitation report prepared at each of the 25 wards. AMC is working on the new cleanliness plan under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Zonal sanitary officer C P Sharma said, "We are developing a new plan to ensure that cleanliness is maintained in the city. Route chart is being prepared for loading and transporting garbage from all the collection points across the city to the Kuberpur dump site. Agra Municipal Corporation's garbage collection vehicles are undergoing repair so that they are able to carry out cleaning operations in a better way under the new plan. The plan will be carried out initially at Awas Vikas Colony and MG Road 2, to first test the efficacy of the new plan. And, if the plan works according to our expectation, it will be implemented in the entire city. Online monitoring of all cleanliness work is a major component under the new plan to manage waste disposal."

Due to the improper waste management system, heaps of garbage are an eyesore across the city and people complain of foul smell emanating from these. Moreover, large garbage vaults (dhalao) are also not cleaned properly. Residents of the city are having a harrowing time. According to an estimate, on an average 750 metric tonnes of waste is generated in the city every day. Out of these only 350 metric tonnes are carried to the dump site. The rest is disposed of at different places in and around the city. "We are incorporating solution to all major challenges of cleanliness under the new plan," said C P Sharma.

source: Times of India

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