Bhubaneswar: As Odisha Government’s Housing & Urban Development (H&UD) Department has taken a decision to collect domestic garbage from door to door this year onwards, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) have braced up to the occasion.
A meeting in this regard was convened today by the H&UD Department at the State Secretariat presided over by the Minister.
At the initial stage, the exercise will be implemented in BMC and CMC.
Informing media, Odisha H& UD Minister Pratap Jena said, “Very soon we are going to provide garbage bin to each household by the municipality and it will be collected and dumped in proper place. Garbage collection from every household will be launched across Odisha.”
Informing that the aim and objective of today’s meeting was to avert water-logging in the lanes and bye-lanes of Cuttack city, the Minister said, “Every drain will be properly cleaned in Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) area. Today we mainly discussed on it.”
He also informed, “The damages caused by FANI, be it electricity supply, electric light, etc, will be mended soon. We discussed today how Cuttack city will be made a beautiful city.”
“As JICA work is still going on in the city, today we have instructed to complete it soon,” he added.
In this context, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Additional Commissioner Surath Chandra Mallick informed OMMCOM NEWS, “Following the State Government’s decision, we will be providing one degradable and one non-degradable dust bins at every ward under the BMC. Garbage will be collected from door to door.”
He added, “We have around 67 wards under BMC. If we collect degradable and one non-degradable garbage bin separately from door to door, it will be convenient for composting.”
He also stated, “We need to make the people aware about it. If they have the two, it would be easier for disposal. Hence, we will create mass awareness first and then we will implement it in all the wards.”
“Actually we were collecting it earlier as we were collecting service tax. As the door to door garbage disposal matter is sub judice in the High Court, we are unable to collect. Earlier, BMC used to collect for one year. After the court stay order will be lifted, we will resume the collection. We had also earlier sensitized all at every ward. We are now going to restart the exercise as early as possible,” the BMC Additional Commissioner mentioned.