Mangaluru Corporation to have ‘development cell’ with ruling and opposition party members for “effective” SWM

Mangaluru City Corporation. Picture Credit: Crazysoul, Mcc, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) will form a development cell involving officials, members from the ruling and opposition parties to implement a waste segregation plan effectively in 60 wards of the city. A decision in this regard was taken at a special meeting of corporators and officials convened by Mayor Diwakar.

The Mayor said effective coordination between corporators and officials is necessary to implement the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules 2016 in a fool proof manner, reports The Times of India.

Commissioner Akshy Sridhar said that the SWM will be easier only if citizens join hands with the city corporation by segregating waste at source. “We need to achieve a 100% target in the door to door waste collection in the city. We also need to ensure that only segregated waste reaches the dump yard. All large-scale waste generators should set up waste management units in their premises. The waste collection vehicles in the city will collect wet waste on all days (except Fridays) and dry waste will be collected only on Fridays. Separate vehicles will be sent to collect both dry and wet waste on all days from fishing ports, restaurants and other commercial premises,” he said.

Picture Credit: CrazysoulMcc, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

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