How will the garbage be transported to Bancharedanda from July 1?



31 June, Kathmandu. Kathmandu Metropolitan City has made preparations to move the decomposing and non-decomposing waste to Bancharedanda from July 1.

Following protests from residents around Bancharedanda, the landfill site where waste is dumped in Kathmandu, the metropolis agreed with local residents to segregate and manage the waste.

Now under the agreement, the Municipal Corporation is going to classify the waste. The Metropolitan Corporation had already issued a notification on June 9, stating that action would be taken against those mixing biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste from July 1. It has been said in the notification that those who do not segregate the garbage will be fined 500 from July 1.

The Municipal Corporation has warned that during garbage collection, a fine will be imposed every time for not separating the waste from the rotting and degrading waste. According to the municipal corporation, this decision was taken because the responsibility of segregation of waste rests with the person who generates the waste.

There is a provision of fine in section 51 (q) of Environment and Natural Resources Protection Act 2077 and section 38 (th) of Waste Management Act 2068.

Collected garbage is a challenge

But the Metropolitan Corporation has not been able to manage the waste accumulated before July 1, which has been categorized as perishable and non-perishable. According to the secretariat of Mayor Balendra Sah, although the garbage will be segregated before, but now there is a problem in removing the separate waste.

According to the metropolis, some places have not yet collected garbage, some of them have been closed due to internal problems of the private company entrusted with waste management, some due to blockage of the road leading to Bancharedanda. have stopped. ,

According to Sunil Lamsal, an engineer working for waste management in Mayor Balen’s secretariat, the rotting waste somewhere in Kathmandu is ready to be used for composting. The rotting garbage doesn’t even go to the axe. Collected garbage, Teku’s garbage We will pick up as much as we can without getting up. Since it started, some accumulated waste cannot be classified, but such waste is minimal, he said.

According to Mayor Balen’s secretariat, letters have been sent to all the local levels of the valley asking them to classify the waste at source. Last week, Kathmandu Metropolitan City discussed the issue of waste management with all municipalities in the Valley.

The metropolis is warning that action will be taken if the waste is not classified. “Now we are not going to classify waste by distributing something and giving subsidy. After some time we have prepared to give material like compost win as part of the programme.”

Protest if not implemented till 5th

Bancharedanda Landfill Site Concern Committee has said that the discussions held with the protesting parties at Bancharedanda on the night of 26 June should be followed in letter and spirit from 1 July. According to the coordinator of the committee, Shriram Dhungana, the committee will implement the decision taken by the local public representatives, the Ministry of Metropolitan and Urban Development by July 5.

At midnight, the people’s representatives of Kathmandu signed with our local people’s representatives. If the agreement on 27th is not followed in letter and spirit by 5th, we will bring a storm of agitation. He also said that we will manage the waste of the metropolis in the long term. Let’s see the implementation, otherwise there is no alternative to struggle’, Dhungana said.


Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar