All bulk waste generators across Indore will soon be geo-tagged by the Indore civic body for real-time monitoring and data collection of waste collected from them. The number of bulk waste generators in the city is also set to increase following changes in criteria for bulk waste generators for Swachh Survekshan 2021.
As per toolkit for upcoming cleanliness survey released by Union ministry of housing and urban affairs, any establishment or body or even multi-storeyed buildings that generate more than 100 kg of total waste per day for more than 15 days a month will be considered bulk waste generators.
This was not the case earlier and establishments that generated 100kg or more waste on a daily basis were considered bulk waste generators. This time, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) will have to not only identify new bulk waste generators at ward level, but geo-tag as well to have real-time data on the amount of waste generated from each one of the establishments. “The slab related to the generated amount of waste by bulk waste generators has been changed for SS 2021, and if gone by the new criteria, it will lead to an increase in the number of such establishments,” said IMC’s waste management consultant Asad Warsi.
There are around 600 identified bulk waste generators in the city including hotels, marriage gardens, food outlets etc. This also includes around 127 residential establishments like townships and multi-storeyed buildings. Separate charges are collected from them depending upon the amount and type of waste generated.
Warsi said that they will have to conduct a fresh survey to identify all bulk waste generators and commercial charges would be collected from them, else they would have to encourage all such establishments to start on-site processing of their waste. “We are expecting an increase in bulk waste generators by at least three times or more. And each one of them will be encouraged for onsite processing of waste to obtain maximum marks under this year’s Survekshan,” he added.