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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 12:07 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 12:07 AM (IST)

MCB, councils fail to provide 300 tonnes of garbage at plant

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, May 16

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, has directed the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) and nearby 18 municipal councils to provide 300 tonne of garbage to the JITF company from May 1. The JITF is running the solid waste plant, but Bathinda cluster is able to provide between 150 and 170 tonne of garbage every day.

The MCB in its reply to the NGT had stated that they would provide 300 tonne of garbage at zero tipping fee to the company to run the solid waste plant, but after May 1 since it has started door-to-door garbage collection work on its own, the MCB along with other councils has not able to provide the required garbage of 300 tonne.

The company has also raised an objection claiming that municipal councils are sending mud along with garbage.

Local Bodies’’ Deputy Director-cum-MCB Commissioner Dr Rishipal Singh on Tuesday held a meeting with the EO and officials of all municipal councils over the garbage issue. He directed the officials that they should ensure sending full garbage from their ULV to the plant, so that company doesn’t get any issue to point a finger on the working of MCB.

The MCB Commissioner directed the EO to monitor the garbage collection and send a report to him daily. He also directed the councils that they should send more garbage to the plant and even problems which they are facing in lifting garbage should be addressed by them at their own.


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