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Posted at: Sep 23, 2015, 1:51 AM; last updated: Sep 23, 2015, 1:51 AM (IST)STINK OF INACTION

In need of a clean sweep: Waste and govt sloth

Most cities have heaps of garbage piled around localities. Civic authorities battle old technology, petty politics
In need of a clean sweep: Waste and govt sloth
That stinking feeling: A mountain of garbage at the Wariana dump in Jalandhar. Tribune Photograph: Malkiat Singh

The management of thousands of tonnes of solid waste generated in Punjab's cities, with its teeming millions, continues to be a challenge for the authorities.

Even though the state government has taken some steps by launching 'Punjab Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Project', a step towards achieving total sanitation, the setting up of solid waste management plants at most places is mired in political controversy.

It will be a challenge for the government to manage municipal solid waste generated in 165 urban local bodies (all towns and cities) in a scientific manner.

The state has been divided into eight municipal solid waste (MSW) clusters — Bathinda, Ferozepur, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala, GMADA and Pathankot. At present, the integrated MSW project is functional in Bathinda and Ferozepur clusters.


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