NMC has collaborated with the women self help groups to take up this initiative.
“Big gardens will be selected where private agencies will be appointed for operation and maintenance,” said Deputy Commissioner Ranjana Lade.
If the pilot project becomes successful, this initiative will be extended to other gardens of the city as well. This will also help in saving the transportation cost of the NMC as now the waste is being transported to Bhandewadi dumping yard. This will also end the illegal burning of the waste.
NMC’s solid waste treatment operator Hanjer Biotech is treating 200 of the total 1,000 tonne garbage generated in the city and producing 35-40 tonne compost daily, which is being sold to Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF).
NMC has recently issued a notification asking garbage creator facilities to convert garbage into recycling biodegradable waste in their premises. They have also been instructed to separate the recyclable garbage and recycle it or hand it over to an authorized garbage recycler.