Jamshedpur, April 4: Moving a step closer to make the city clean, civic body Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) has asked shopkeepers to keep double bucket bin for disposing trash and waste. The decision was taken by JNAC at a meeting held last evening and issued to trader’s bodies today directs shopkeepers to keep portable double bucket bins of two colours blue (for dry waste) and green (wet waste) near their structures at the earliest.
The civic body will also launch an awareness programme to educate people about the importance of waste segregation. “We will also put up separate bins, one of green colour and the other of blue colour, for degradable and non-degradable waste,” an official said.
It may be mentioned that the Union ministry of urban development as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission has asked civic bodies across the country to procure bins of two colours. The green bins will be used for collecting kitchen and garden waste, include vegetable/fruit peels, cooked food leftovers, egg shells, chicken/fish bones, rotten fruits/vegetables, teabags/coffee grinds, leaf plates, leaves/twigs, puja flowers/garlands and weeds etc. The blue bin will be used for collecting plastic, paper, metal and other dry waste material.
JNAC will also hold a meeting with the officials of door-to-door garbage collection agency and chalk out a plan on how to collect the waste under different categories.
“ We want to make the shopkeepers aware. Sanitation workers of both JNAC and Jusco (in company command areas) will be visit each of the shop and collect the dry and wet waste separately from April 15. In the first phase, we will be covering busy commercial hubs of Bistupur, Sakchi and Kadma and gradually we will be introducing the concept in other commercial hubs soon. The objective is to encourage segregation of waste at source,” said JNAC special officer Sanjay Kumar Pandey.
“ As per our plans if shopkeepers are not found keeping double bins of specified colours we will be imposing fines (up to Rs 500). This apart, the shop owner will be held responsible for waste littered near the shop and fines (up to Rs 500) will be levied against it from April 15 onwards,” said Pandey.
The city generates over 400 tons of waste daily (comprising both company and non-company command areas). Wastes are generally disposed in the Bara landfill site in Sidhgora and near Jemco. Jusco areas organic waste are treated in the compost plant inside Jubilee Park.