Improper garbage disposal at Kajlikheda Kaala Pani calls for attention

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Aug 2018 11:44:25


By Tara Chettur,

Improper disposal of garbage at Kajlikheda Kaala Pani is creating problems for the localities. Besides, burning of garbage and polythene menace is adding to the trouble. The incessant rains happened last week along resulted in foul smell in the premises which also made the area unfit for the inhabitants. There is immense need to streamline process of land filling and the garbage dumping ground needs to be segregated first before disposal.

This information is shared by Rashid Khan, an environmentalist and petitioner with National Green Tribunal (NGT), who claims that segregation of waste at source level can only bring in the difference in solid waste disposal. He says that door to door garbage collection dumps all waste into one singe bin and from there many time polythene plastic bottles also gets mixed up with other garbage leading to pollution.

Citing earlier petitions with National Green Tribunal, he pointed out that in other districts like Burhanpur health ailments of persons due to improper dumping of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) was reported. Accordingly strict directions were given to comply rules of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

There are specific guidelines related with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, are applicable to every municipal authority responsible for collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of municipal solid. The rules contain specifications relating to collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW). Specifications for land filling are indicating; site selection, facilities at the site, specifications for land filling. Besides pollution prevention, water quality monitoring, ambient air quality monitoring, Plantation at landfill site, closure of landfill site and post care also needs to be specified.

The presence of brick kilns unit is also leading to soil degradation. There are different kinds of additives are added to clay to increase the strength of the bricks including fuel wood, soybean husk, fly ash and other agricultural waste and due to leaching of compounds from raw material used in brick industries ground water pollution increases. Bricks are mainly made of soil and numbers of additives are added to the soil to increase the strength of bricks. The use of excessive amount of soil causes soil degradation too, he added.