Maharashtra to provide land for waste management to local bodies
At 23,000 metric tonnes daily, Maharashtra creates the highest quantity of solid waste in India
Mumbai: Maharashtra government will provide land for solid waste management in cities where local bodies don't have their own space to manage the waste, Balasaheb Thorat, Revenue Minister of Maharashtra said on Thursday
The development plans of multiple cities in the state are delayed, as municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats don't have their own land to treat the solid waste, the state revenue minister stated in a statement.
At 23,000 metric tonnes daily, Maharashtra creates the highest quantity of solid waste in India.
Thorat said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is definite to give land for solid waste management in such cities. In multiple places, the lack of an effective method for waste management has often led to stern clashes between the local administration and residents.
Thorat further stated that over 150 municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats had cleared a resolution in their general body meetings and sent it to the District Collectors, urging the government to give space for collection and treatment of waste.
Considering this, the government has now given District Collectors the authority to give space for solid waste management, he stated, adding that the decision will help resolve a main problem faced by smaller municipalities.