Nashik claims 90% waste segregated at source

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The Nashik civic administration has said that solid waste management and scientific disposal of waste has improved in the city. Municipal commissioner Kailas Jadhav told The Times of India that segregation of dry and wet waste at source in the city has crossed 90%.

Jadhav said NMC has initiated several measures like raising awareness among city residents and penalising people for not segregating waste at source.

According to the solid waste department of the NMC, the segregation of the waste was around 60% around a year ago. The target is to ensure 100% segregation of waste by the end of this year.

“We started the new garbage vans with separate compartments for dry and wet waste in 2015. Since then, we had started the segregation of waste at source but the response was poor initially. We had to create awareness and constantly appeal to the citizens to segregate the waste at source,” said Kalpana Kute, the director of NMC’s solid waste management.

NMC had improved its cleanliness ranking from 67 in 2019 to 11th rank last year.

Picture Credit: Image by Couleur from Pixabay

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