Raise awareness about wet, dry waste, MC officials told

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 22

The District Planning Committee has called upon the Municipal Corporation officials to raise awareness about wet and dry garbage among people so that the safai karamcharis could carry out their jobs smoothly.

Raj Kanwalpreet Pal Singh, chairman of the committee, during a meeting with MC officials, including Municipal Health Officer Yogesh Arora, asked them to expedite the process of raising awareness among people about wet and dry waste so that they do not throw it on roads. He said any citizen can lodge a complaint regarding garbage on 18001214662 and grievances would be settled within 24 hours. He asked them to ensure lifting of refuse from each house and separate dry and wet garbage, besides covering garbage trucks with tarpaulin, so that it does not litter on roads.

During the meeting, Yogesh Arora said a private firm operates 254 garbage collection vehicles in 85 wards of the city. The MC also operates 40 vehicles and 22 compactors under the Smart City project. In addition, eight compactors are being procured under the Smart City project. He said about 475 tonne garbage was collected daily. Organic manure is made from wet waste and recycling of dry waste has been started.

He said prepared compost was being used in various gardens of the city. Compost is also made from the green waste of Vallah Mandi. Vehicles are fitted with hooters and GPS tracking is done.

He said complete cleaning of Bhagtanwala dump would be done by December 31, 2022. While garbage has been removed from three-and-a half acres of its land, the Jhabal road dump was also being cleaned.

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