In its bid to encourage residents for keeping its surrounding clean, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has come out with a unique concept of incentivising the households who cooperate the the civic body and help in waste segregation.
The AMC is soon likely to launch its waste segregation drive in select areas of the city – namely Vastral, Vadaj and Ghatlodia on a pilot basis to test the results.
As part of its plan, the civic body in the selected three areas of the city, which would cover around 5,000 households, will look to incentivise every participating household in the drive with a 5 per cent discount on the property tax bills for segregating waste.
The corporation wants resident to dump dry and bio (food waste) separately. The civic body will distribute blue bins (for dry waste) and green bins (for food waste), and accordingly two different waste collection vans - a blue and a green one -will visit separately to collect waste from these three areas.
The corporation on its path has constructed waste collection transfer stations in these areas and segregated them into blue and green rooms. An AMC official was quoted by the Times of India newspaper as saying that they have employed additional staff to ensure complete waste segregation before transferring the same for final processing.
“Segregated waste is vital for waste-fed power units that are likely to come up on the city outskirts”, said the official.