Nagpur: In the days before Diwali, the garbage collection in Nagpur has increased by about 120 metric tonnes on average as compared to the beginning of the same month. The city is currently generating about 1,379 metric tonnes of garbage every day as against 1,260 metric tonnes per day in the first week.
An official of the department said that the data received from the solid waste management department of the NMC also showed that the city’s garbage has increased significantly due to the pre-Diwali cleaning and this can be seen after the second week of the same month. It’s missed.
In the five days before Diwali, the NMC collected an average of 1,379 metric tonnes of garbage per day. The average garbage collection in the month of September was also 1,260 metric tonnes per day.
Officials further said that the NMC official has also said that there were some coronavirus restrictions last year and people were not in a festive mood at all. But this year the situation was completely different. It also seems that people are celebrating Diwali this year as usual without any restrictions with the COVID scenario improving.
Solid Waste Management Department has intensified the cleanliness drive in about 10 areas
A closer look at the daily door-to-door garbage collection also reveals that there has been a significant increase in waste generation in the Satranjipura area. Here, there has also been an increase of about 18 to 20 metric tonnes per day in garbage collection per day. NMC officials have also attributed this to commercial areas like Itwari, Dahi Bazar, etc. falling in the same area. Even the Lakadganj zone, which houses several commercial establishments and small-scale factories, is also contributing to an increase of about 16 metric tonnes of waste per day.
Most of the traders in this part of the city have started cleaning before Diwali. The official has claimed that this has increased the production of waste.
However, there was almost negligible difference in daily garbage collection in the Dharampeth area, which also shows that people living in West Nagpur continue to clean their houses and establishments throughout the year.
The Solid Waste Management Department has also intensified the cleanliness drive in about 10 areas of the Municipal Corporation ahead of this festival. “We also aim to maintain cleanliness in the city. Apart from this, we have also launched a campaign to clear all the black spots of garbage in the city.” officials said.
Officials have also said that with the waste generated by the bursting of firecrackers on the evening of October 24 (Diwali), the waste generation per day may increase significantly. Which will continue for a few more days.