x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   GDC Samba organizes Rangoli competition | Adnan Sami to perform on Dal banks in Srinagar | Teenager's body found floating in river in Reasi | Swine flu claims 2 lives, 9 positive cases reported in Jammu | BJP Ministers maintain silence to keep PDP bosses happy | BJP ministers never raised holiday issue before CM, Cabinet meetings | State BJP wants central leaders to convince CM | Deputy CM blames NC, PP, Cong 'goons' for protest 'drama' | 'Illegal' selection of doc: Records damaged in floods, PSC tell RTI applicant | Centre recommends IPS officer's name for district head's post | On deputation, an IPS officer doesn't want to return to J&K | Govt has no money to hike honorarium of Anganwari workers but huge sum to sponsor musical concerts | PDC owes crores of rupees to IFC | Mantri's nephew defies 'restrictive' orders, takes religious procession beyond limits | Unkempt bathrooms of BDO office expose 'Aswachh Akhnoor Abhiyan' | Shock laga! Power-less Kulgam residents get Rs 7794 bill | Now SKUAST Kashmir faculty questions NIA, defends Geelani's son | Govt wakes to fleecing of patients by Valley docs | Contradictory stands over Srinagar flyover expose JK R&B | Horticulture deptt fails to procure 'C' grade apple from hailstorm hit areas | Recruitment for Mughal Road Project: R&B, Chief Er conceals info | Fight for supremacy between Terroristan & Hindustan at UN General Assembly session | Medium-intensity earthquake in Kashmir Valley | Koul to head Migrant Youth Wing PDP | NSS Unit of GDC Samba organizes rangoli competition | Jammu District Yoga Championship on Oct 4 | Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School holds PTM | NSS unit of GDC R.S Pura celebrates NSS Day | Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24x7 for transportation of fruit | LWWS stages Nukkad play | JMC conducts cleanliness drive | Leopard found dead in Doda | GDC Udhampur organizes seminar on "Women issues at work place" | GDC Kathua organizes interactive session | Need to Prevent the Farmers Suicides | Kathua lifts U-19 girl's tennis ball cricket title | Ambassador addresses lawrence school students on global mega trends | BSF organizes quiz competition | Swami Paul launches SP Smart digital learning systems | Students bring laurels | Two days workshop on Raspberry Pi organized | Life Insurance employees hold convention | GGHSS Gwari holds cleanliness rally under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan | Seminar on Communal Harmony, National Integration held | KPS Barnoti organizes cleanliness drive | Pakistan shells border posts, hamlets; BSF jawans among 7 injured | Garbage heaps in Udhampur mocks at "Swachta he Sewa" campaign | Unemployed educated youth establishes spice unit | PIL for preparedness against earthquakes | Teacher suspended for fraud in MDM scheme | Court denies bail to alleged heroin smuggler | NIA summons Kashmir University | Info seeker says BDO reluctant to provide information | CM seeks support of state officials to eradicate corruption | Close shave for students after class ceiling collapses at Boys Hr Sec School Nowshera | Power shut down | Arnia residents live in fear as ceasefire violations continue unabated | Contractual employees demand regularization of service | FANS celebrates HAIFA victory Day | VC Medical Supplies Corporation seeks cooperation between line departments | Justice only possible if people uproot Kashmir, central parties: Mankotia | Section 144 imposed in Doda | JTC, SKF express concern over rehabilitation of KPs | VC visits Jammu units of JKi | 'Officers having charge of multiple districts affects governance' | Balraj Joshi takes over as CMD NHPC | JKCTEA condemns lathicharge on Anganwari workers | Northern Army commander reviews security situation along LoC | Poonchi demands proper implementation of Beti Bachao Beti Padao | Police arrest two accused | Assembly secretariat shamelessly refuses to share property details of MLA: Harsh | Back Issues  
 
news details
Govt to tender out waste mgmt in cluster towns
9/13/2017 11:06:37 PM
Early Times Report

Srinagar, Sept 13: In order to undertake scientific Solid Waste Management (SWM) across different towns of the state, the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD) is planning to tender out the work by creating as many as 15 cluster towns.
Details available with Early Times reveal that for each cluster which consists of four towns or more, an amount of Rs 18 crore has been allocated by the government. Sources in the HUDD say that work would be tendered out soon on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
Earlier, Commissioner Secretary HUDD, vide order No: HUD /Plan /28-III/2015, dated 29.3.2017, had directed Commissioners of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Director ULB Jammu and Srinagar, and Deputy Commissioners of Leh and Kargil to give massive thrust by making issue of source segregation into a mass movement. But till date the order is yet to be implemented across state.
Sources say that present mode of PPP also is not focused on source segregation of waste as the contractors have to lift the waste in unsegregated form with the help of local municipalities/town area committees.
The order of Commissioner Secretary said that every household and every waste generator should start segregating their waste into two bins -green and blue (green for organic waste and blue for inorganic waste). "To make this initiative a historical effort where 4041 cities of country should start source segregation on June 5, on occasion of world Environment day" reads the order. Till date two dustbins haven't been provided to the households by municipalities across state.
As of now not even single municipal authority in J&K is undertaking source segregation of waste. Pertinent to mention that government is yet to prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) on managing solid waste on scientific lines as per Municipal Solid Waste Rules 2000 and 2016 . The failure to prepare the DPR has lead to severe problems in towns across J&K where the local municipalities have miserably failed to treat the waste which is usually thrown into local water-bodies and forest areas at several places.
Municipal SWM refers to a systematic process that comprises of waste segregation and storage at source, primary collection, secondary storage, transportation, secondary segregation, resource recovery, processing, treatment, and final disposal of solid waste.
As per the SBM guidelines Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are to prepare DPR for SWM for their towns in consultation with state governments. Smaller cities can form clusters to become viable entities to attract private investment. 100% Cost reimbursement for preparing the DPR shall be done by government of India as per unit cost and norms set up by National Advisory and Review Committee (NARC).
The State governments may handhold ULBs in quickly preparing DPRs for SWM by empanelling /shortlisting /identifying private or government agencies for the same.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
 
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU