HYDERABAD: Buoyed by successful introduction of Swachh Auto Tippers scheme for door-to-door garbage collection in GHMC, the Telangana Municipal Administration Department has decided to replicate the GHMC model to all the 72 Urban Local Bodies across the state soon.The main objective is to achieve 100 per cent collection and transportation of waste from households in the ULBs without any additional financial burden on the municipalities.The Swachh Auto Tippers-Driver cum owner scheme was launched by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in November 2015 where 2,000 auto tippers were handed over to the beneficiaries for house-to-house garbage collection in place of tricycles. The scheme has given desired results and is being implemented without any problems till date.
Director of Telangana Municipal Administration, TK Sreedevi informed through letters with draft guidelines to all the Mayors, ULB Chairpersons, Municipal Commissioners of Corporations and ULBs on Friday for suggestions on draft guidelines and identification of beneficiaries as the state government is very keen to upscale the Swachh Auto Tippers to all the ULBs on the lines of GHMC under driver-cum-owner scheme.The municipal administration department wanted the ULBs to offer suggestions on the draft guidelines within three days and also identify the beneficiaries eligible for the scheme.
Each swachh auto tipper will be allotted to cover 650-750 households with route numbers identified by the ULB for providing the service which include timely collection and transportation of garbage in a segregated manner to the designated transfer stations, points identified by ULBs on daily basis. The state government is making efforts in providing required infrastructure to ULBs with an aim to improve the service levels in terms of collection, transportation, treatment and disposal under various programme.
The MSW Rules 2016 and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives in recent past has further obligated the ULBs to improve the service level within stipulated time frame.
The DMA wanted the ULBs those beneficiaries interested in providing door-to-door garbage collection and their transportation to the identified garbage transfer stations or dumping yards.The ULBs would support in securing loan for purchase of swachh auto tipper from the bank. Each such eligible beneficiary identified should make an 10-20 per cent of upfront cost of the on-road vehicle cost and the remaining 80-90 per cent of vehicle cost would be financed by bank for procurement of the vehicle based on tripartite agreement between beneficairy, ULB and bank and five years repayment.The owner will be entitled to collect the user charges fixed by ULBs from each household for collection of waste from doorstep which comes top around `25,000 per month and also sale of recyclable items recovered from the waste. A ULB Level Committee under the chairmanship of Mayor, Chairperson would be constituted for implementation of the swachh auto tippers-driver cum owner scheme.
Each swachh tipper to cover 650-750 households
Each swachh auto tipper will be allotted to cover 650-750 households with route numbers identified by the ULB for providing the service which include timely collection and transportation of garbage in a segregated manner to the designated transfer stations, points identified by ULBs on daily basis. The government is making efforts in providing required infrastructure to ULBs.