Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today told the Legislative Assembly that from May onwards, dry and wet garbage will be segregated and scientifically disposed in the state. He also announced that from next year, dumping of wet and dry garbage together will not be allowed, and dry garbage will be used for generating power. Fadnavis was speaking while replying to a debate on the issue of solid waste management in Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) limits. “From May onwards, dry and wet garbage will be segregated and scientifically disposed. After the waste segregation work stabilises, work on treating dry and wet waste will be taken up,” Fadnavis said.
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“Compost is generated from wet garbage for fertiliser. All municipal corporations and councils can sell the compost generated by them under the brand name- Harit Maha Compost,” he said. “After December, dumping of wet and dry garbage together will not be allowed. Dry garbage will be used to generate electricity,” he said.
The Chief Minister also said after the segregation of waste is done, the issue of garbage dumping will cease to exist. Fadnavis said the government will prepare a plan for giving incentives for ‘zero garbage’ housing societies, which also recycle liquid waste.