Aurangabad based NGO ‘Forum for Public Policy’ has expressed disappointment with the civic administration’s apathy towards solving the garbage crisis.
The NGO had proposed that the ragpickers, scrap dealers and those who mechanically convert plastic waste into useful material can be brought on board by the AMC to ensure segregated dry waste is taken care off without any extra investment on the part of the civic body.
AMC chief was requested to provide land to these unorganised workers so that they can sort dry waste into different categories and set up their machines to break down plastic waste and convert it into granules.
The NGO even facilitated a meeting between in-charge municipal commissioner with the people working in dry waste recycling industry so as to incorporate them in the solid waste management of the city.
However, the municipal corporation has closed the only dry waste sorting centre in the city at Central Naka. The facility provided a shed and a formal setup to 42 ragpickers who sorted upto 10 tonnes of dry waste daily.