Residents staying in areas that fall under the jurisdiction of North Delhi Municipal Corporation may have to pay Rs 50 and Rs 150 per month to keep their surrounding free of garbage. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has decided to slap a user charge for door-to-door collection of municipal solid waste as part of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, according to Indian Express report. The NDMC has also fixed rates for residents, commercial properties and malls based on the category of locations. For example, someone residing in the A category residential colonies will have to pay Rs 150 whereas a resident staying in the H category colonies must pay Rs 50. Similarly for commercial properties, the slab could range between Rs 500 for A category to Rs 200 for H category. Apart from these, malls and vegetable markets will charged Rs 30,000, Rs 500 per month respectively, according to Indian Express report.
It has been learned that NDMC is following the Rajasthan government’s proposal on the charges, the report says. The charges will be hiked by minimum 10 per cent every second year, the IE reports. For commercial establishments such as banks, insurance offices and education institutions, the charge is Rs 1,000 irrespective of categories.
As per this Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, the waste generators will segregate and store the waste generated in three separate groups. These are biodegradable, non-biodegradable and domestic hazardous waste. The rules also state that waste generators shall pay a user fee for solid waste management as specified in the by-laws of the local bodies, according to report.
North and the East Delhi Municipal Corporations yesterday had started the segregation of waste at source. It was part of implementation of the SWM Rules. NDMC started the process in Pushpanjali, New Rajender Naga, Shakti Nagar, Vivekanand Puri, Municipal Quarters and Indira Colony under the of NDMC, said North Delhi mayor Preety Agarwal. EDMC said that it was started at Dilshad Garden, Pocket-A, MIG Flats, Dilshad Garden,Pocket-B, and Jhilmil, DDA Flats, colonies under the EDMC.