Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Chandra Singh has appealed to the citizens to cooperate with Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) to take effective steps for proper waste disposal, citing the UP solid waste management policy effective since 2016.

The GNN has prepared byelaws for proper waste disposals taking a cue out of the policy. The same policy is also effective from the state government side. According to Dinesh Chandra Singh all ‘bulk generators’ such as hotels, restaurants, industrial, malls, builders, housing societies among others should segregate the waste into 3 parts; biodegradable to be disposed of within premises, non-biodegradable to be recycled and toxic house waste.

He said that notices have been sent to several bulk generators but so far nobody has come forward to do anything about the same.

He also said that if the bulk generators are found to be not falling in line strict action will be taken against them including heavy penalty.

He said that Ghaziabad has come first in Swachhata rankings in UP but to maintain this position every stakeholder should pitch in with his or her efforts to make the city clean and green and appealed to every citizen to cooperate with the efforts being made by the GNN in this regard.

Dinesh Chandra Singh also appealed to the residents not to use banned polythene carry bags. He said that the polythene bags have been banned by the state government and hence such material should not be used by anyone. He also added that the NGT also had banned the use of such polythene bags that choke drains. He said that plastic takes thousands of years to deteriorate and hence should not be used.

Prasoon Pant, delhincrnews.in

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