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Ramky network not enough to handle MSW

By AJIT PATOWARY

GUWAHATI, July 29 � The infrastructure created by Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd to handle the municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in Guwahati is inadequate to meet the demand of the city. The infrastructure created can handle 315 tonnes of solid waste in a day, whereas the city generates solid waste to the tune of 750 tonnes per day.

This was the observation made by the three-member Independent Public Committee constituted by the State Government on September 20, 2010 to evaluate the disposal of solid waste as well as management and implementation of solid waste project taken up by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and the Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd jointly in private public partnership (PPP) mode.

It further observed that the decision to collect solid waste from one lakh households, out of the over two lakh households, scattered all over the city, was absolutely wrong. Because, a large volume of waste generated by the remaining households continue to remain in the street corners, and it has created an opportunity for the collecting agencies to claim remuneration by collecting waste from lesser number of households.

The decision should have been to collect waste from one lakh households living within a well-defined boundary to avoid the above confusion, said the committee in its report.

Significantly, the Committee said while according to the Guwahati Waste Management Company Private Ltd (GWMCPL) owned by the Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, the total number of dustbins in the secondary collection points are 400, NGOs engaged in the area of garbage collection claim the number to be 259 and the Guwahati Municipal Corporation�s divisions claim it to be 324.

�Even 400 dustbins are grossly inadequate for the total volume of waste required to be collected under the primary collection scheme. The requirement of bin will be more when the storing as per MSW rules 2000 is done for organic and inorganic waste separately,� said the Committee.

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Ramky network not enough to handle MSW

GUWAHATI, July 29 � The infrastructure created by Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd to handle the municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in Guwahati is inadequate to meet the demand of the city. The infrastructure created can handle 315 tonnes of solid waste in a day, whereas the city generates solid waste to the tune of 750 tonnes per day.

This was the observation made by the three-member Independent Public Committee constituted by the State Government on September 20, 2010 to evaluate the disposal of solid waste as well as management and implementation of solid waste project taken up by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and the Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd jointly in private public partnership (PPP) mode.

It further observed that the decision to collect solid waste from one lakh households, out of the over two lakh households, scattered all over the city, was absolutely wrong. Because, a large volume of waste generated by the remaining households continue to remain in the street corners, and it has created an opportunity for the collecting agencies to claim remuneration by collecting waste from lesser number of households.

The decision should have been to collect waste from one lakh households living within a well-defined boundary to avoid the above confusion, said the committee in its report.

Significantly, the Committee said while according to the Guwahati Waste Management Company Private Ltd (GWMCPL) owned by the Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, the total number of dustbins in the secondary collection points are 400, NGOs engaged in the area of garbage collection claim the number to be 259 and the Guwahati Municipal Corporation�s divisions claim it to be 324.

�Even 400 dustbins are grossly inadequate for the total volume of waste required to be collected under the primary collection scheme. The requirement of bin will be more when the storing as per MSW rules 2000 is done for organic and inorganic waste separately,� said the Committee.

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