CCP willing to aid financially weak housing societies: city Mayor

Panaji: Corporation of City of Panaji is willing to help
those housing societies which are not in a position to set up treatment plant,
said the city Mayor Uday Madkaikar, and added that the housing societies and
hotels in the city are collectively generating 10 tonne of wet waste on a daily
basis.

Madkaikar said, “We will help only those housing
societies which are financially weak by providing them with manpower and
machinery.”

The CCP is firm on implementing the decision by the end
of October 2019, and then stop collecting garbage generated by large housing
societies comprising more than 25 flats,
and 5-star hotels. He said that in this regard, the corporation has already
sent notices to all the housing societies and hotels, and already conducted two
meetings of the committee members of the
housing societies and managements of the hotels.

“During the meeting, all these people were told about the
decision and the deadline besides consequences – the CCP will not lift their
garbage even if it starts rotting. So, as a preventive measure, they should
comply with the guidelines of the corporation,” he added.

“Till date, only two hotels namely Vivanta by Taj and
Hotel Fortune have asked for 2-week’s time to set up garbage treatment plants.
So, we will collect their garbage during that period or till they set up the
plants,” he said. “In all, there are 12 -15 housing societies within the city
limits, which are having above 25 apartments, and generating over 10 tonne of
garbage on a daily basis, and if this is done by them then the pressure on the
CCP will decrease,” he added.

He said that “in case of new housing societies, we will
take a deposit of Rs 1 lakh or Rs 1.5 lakh monthly contribution and then will
support them in buying compost tumblers or
machinery required for the project.
Plant setting up expense is somewhere around Rs 70-80,000 depending upon
the size.” “We have set up a treatment plant at Dhanalaxmi society at Bhatulem,
which is having 75 flats, Government officers’ colony at Altinho and others,
and these plants are proving to be beneficial for the residents there as well
the CCP,” he added.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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