The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working out a plan to prevent floating waste from entering into the sea. The BMC will be fixing river debris booms across four rivers.
According to BMC, these booms will prevent hazardous materials such as bottles and plastic bags from entering the sea. Here, BMC will deploy workers where the booms are placed to clear the floating debris that the booms collect.
The floating booms are placed above the river and function quite efficiently in both stagnant and flowing water. Spanning about a metre under the sea level, these help to enclose the floating trash quickly, which can be later cleared up during river clean-up operations.
The pilot project will reportedly involve the severely polluted Oshiwara, Mithi, Dahisar and Poisar rivers.