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In a recent review of waste management in Chandigarh, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) emphasized the need for decentralized wet waste composting, proper disposal of dry waste in various locations, and the development of pond culture to manage sewage in villages.
The NGT proposed organizing awareness camps for resident welfare associations and schools to promote scientific waste management. The review meeting was brief, with the NGT directing the Chandigarh administration to consistently address the gaps in waste management.
The advisor to the UT administrator, Dharam Pal, submitted an affidavit explaining the efforts undertaken by the Chandigarh municipal corporation in waste management. The NGT emphasized the importance of encouraging composting at different levels, proper waste segregation, and ensuring that dry waste does not reach the dumping site but is disposed of at different locations, reports The Times of India.
Recently, in a status report presented to the NGT, the UT administration revealed that 21 % of the budget, that is, Rs 132.7 crore out of Rs 611.33 crore, allocated for managing solid waste in the city has been utilized.