In 2019, 70 per cent of Srinagar’s waste went unsegregated

In 2019, Srinagar generated nearly 5000 metric tons of solid waste of which 70 per cent remained unsegregated while 30 percent was fully segregated via mechanical segregator.

Rising Kashmir quotes Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Commissioner, Khurshid Ahmad Sanai who said that the SMC collects around 350-450 tonnes of garbage daily. “We have mechanical segregator and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to extract plastic and polyethene’s from the solid waste daily,” Sanai said.

According to SMC officials, at least 400 rag pickers are working at Achan dumping site which is spread over 850 kanals of land. “We are also constructing another dumping cell with a capacity of 2 lac metric tons for disposal of solid waste,” Sanai said. Currently, SMC has only three dumping facilities.

Picture Credit: KennyOMG, Srinagar pano, CC BY-SA 3.0

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