Mangalore to Transform into a ‘Zero Waste’ Centre Within Six Months

Mangalore to Transform into a ‘Zero Waste’ Centre Within Six Months

September 3: The government issued an order to check the solid waste management (SWM) system and mandatory collection and processing of 100% of solid waste.
As per this order the following cities will develop as model cities. The cities mention in the order are three major cities Mangalore, Mysuru,  Belagavi and four smaller cities Raichur, Karwar, Hunsur and Ullal will be transformed into zero-waste urban centres in six months.
This will be implemented by setting up of waste bins at public places and commercial areas per every 100 metre. Ban on plastic and levying penalty on offenders on the spot are some of the provisions in the order. This will be enforced by the District commissioner and other local bodies. As per the order compulsory processing of construction and demolition (C and D) waste. Nearly 10% of the reusable materials have to be recovered from C and D waste and should be utilised to build footpaths, road sub-base and interior roads. 75% of the landfills and dumping yards in the cities need to be treated with bioremediation.  This involves removing the contaminated materials or pollutants and create conditions for the restoration of the soil.
The order has been issued as per the  directions from the National Green Tribunal which monitors the state governments performance in SWM sector.

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