IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE LEADS TO HEALTH PROBLEMS IN CITY
Aurangabad, August 5, 2017: Despite of the fact that the AMC spend Rs.60 Crore for the solid waste management project and door to door garbage collections. Aurangabad city still faces the problems of improper disposal of garbage.
The AMC spends 21-22% of its total budget on solid waste management though the civic bodies in state have to allocate at least 25% of their annual budget on waste disposal and management. The AMC started solid waste management on February 16, 2013. The municipal corporation uses 7 big skip loaders, 29 trucks , 15 auto rickshaws, 16 tractors and 21 tippers for the transport of garbage which yet proves to be ineffective. “The civic body is spending about Rs. 7 crore on salaries of 2200 sanitary workers per month.” Says an official of AMC.
The municipal corporation which dumps garbage at Naregaon Dumping Yard for the last 30 years is over utilizing the facility. In the absence of an alternative place the corporation continues to dump about 150-160 truck loads of garbage everyday in the yard, leaving litter room for additional waste.
People are facing severe health hazardous due to indisposed garbage on the streets as well as in the localities. There are instances where residents are negligent to throw the garbage into the bins. The garbage bins are empty and the garbage is spilled all over the areas. It is duty of the AMC to collect the garbage from the streets and locality and dispose it on the dumping grounds.