Govt proposes reservation for dumping yard near Hingna industrial zone

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jan 2018 09:26:34


Special Correspondent,

In what could be described as a good news for the residents of Titur, Bellori, Borgaon (Kh) villages, Maharashtra Government has removed the reservation for dumping yard from the irrigated agricultural lands of these villages in new Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Plan (NMRDP). State Government has proposed reservation for the yard on 100 acres land near Hingna Industrial zone.

The two reservations for dumping yard are proposed on Government land in Mouja Pohi and Mandwa village. These changes have been incorporated in the new metro region development plan published by the State Government on Friday.

Dr Deepak Mhaisekar, Metropolitan Commissioner and Chairman of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), said that the Government had accepted NIT’s recommendations regarding change in the proposed reservation for dumping yard. Now, there is no need to acquire land of farmers for solid waste management as new reservation is proposed on Government land. There is no residential area in the vicinity of the new reservation for dumping yard, he added.

The new reservation will solve the problem of Bhandewadi dumping yard in East Nagpur. The residents of this area had filed a petition before National Green Tribunal (NGT) for shifting of the dumping yard from Bhandewadi. MLA Krishna Khopde also raised a demand in the State Legislative Assembly in this regard on several occasions.

Dr Mhaisekar, who is on leave, told ‘The Hitavada’ that Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) would publish the new plan according to the changes suggested by the State Government in draft plan. NMRDA will prepare new maps for citizens as per the changes. “They can submit objections/suggestions on the proposed changes till February 5. After finalisation, NMRDA will publish the plan,” he said.

NMRDA will start development in areas along Wardha Road, Kamptee Road, and Amravati Road. “We have proposed ten urban sections -- North A, North B, East A, East B, South A, South B, South C, South D, West A and West B. The Government has deleted North B sector and included rural areas. State Government has sanctioned development control rules for improvement schemes proposed by NMRDA,” added Dr Mhaisekar.

Prashant Pawar, Chief Organiser of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan organisation, alleged that the Government had not made changes suggested by citizens from rural areas. The Government has removed four categories of R1, R2, R3, and R4 but it has suggested premium on the proposed development. This is like adding insult to injury, he said. The Government should provide information to individuals about the fate of their objections. Gram Panchayats do not have any rights in these amendments, he alleged. He added that his organisation would file objections in big numbers over the proposed amendments.