NEW DELHI: To curb inappropriate disposal and burning of solid waste which pollute the environment and generate harmful gases, the Urban Development Ministry will launch Solid Waste Management in Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad from Monday. The ministry will launch segregation of Municipal Solid Waste at sources such as households, hotels, restaurants etc. The government will place two dustbins of green and blue colours and collect wet waste in green bins and dry waste in blue bins.
In the National Capital Region, about 15,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste is generated everyday while about 65 million tonnes of such waste is produced everyday in urban areas of the country.
“Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu will launch the segregation campaign in the National Capital Region covering a total of nine urban local bodies, including five in Delhi, by flagging off segregated waste collection vehicles from Talkatora Indoor Stadium in the national capital.
This major initiative to address the problem of solid waste will be launched in 130 cities where Waste-to-Compost plants are either functional or under construction,” the ministry said on Sunday. Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu is the only city so far to have ensured 100 per cent segregation of solid waste at source.