With only 20 percent to 25 percent of segregated garbage reaching the Bhandewadi dumping yard and no improvement in the garbage collection system by two companies who are responsible for the collection of garbage NMC health department (solid waste) has decided to impose fine on both the companies for not collecting the dry and wet garbage separately.
The NMC administration appointed two companies in November 2019 to strengthen the garbage collection system in the city. After the end of a year, the garbage collection system has not improved. It expected to affect the ranking of Nagpur in the cleanliness survey.
Around 1000 metric tonnes of garbage is being collected in the city daily. About 200 tonnes of wet and 50 tonnes of dry waste are reaching Bhandewadi yard separately. But AG Enviro who has the responsibility of garbage collection from zone 1 to zone 5 removed 123 employees who were taking the advantage of lockdown instead of improving the system. As a result, the company’s vehicles are reaching the concerned areas on alternate days. The situation is pathetic in the outer areas. The concerned company is being paid Rs 150 more per metric tonne compared to the BVG company handling the work of zones 6 to 10. There were also allegations that the terms of the tender were made inferior to benefit the company concerned.