CHENNAI: The Coimbatore Corporation is proposing to streamline the solid waste management mechanism to achieve 100 per cent door-to-door collection and source segregation.The Corporation has conducted a detailed study in consultation with the project management consultants appointed for smart cities mission programme. There are 5.22 lakh households in Corporation limits. An estimated Rs 15.71 crore would be spent on “improvements to primary collection system for solid waste management in CCMC” and the proposal has been already submitted to the Commissioner of Municipal Administration, Chennai.
This was submitted by the Corporation Commissioner in an affidavit submitted before the southern bench of National Green Tribunal. The funds required for the implementation of the project will be sanctioned under the Swachh Bharat Mission Scheme. This project proposal will be placed at the forthcoming State high power committee meeting. After the approval, tenders and work allotment process are likely to be completed by October, the affidavit says.
On an assessment made, it is estimated the waste generated in a single household is 2.2 kg on an average. It is estimated that 0.75 kg constitutes wet organic waste and the remaining 1.45 kg dry/recyclable/non-recyclable wastes will be generated in each household. Hence, the total wet organic waste generated is estimated as 392.56 tonnes per day. The total waste generated in the city is 1099.70 tonnes per day.
NGOs to be roped in
The Corporation is also roping in various stakeholders such as residents welfare associations and NGOs to create necessary awareness on waste management and important source of segregation among the waste generators.