Report on solid waste management in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, 05/03/2020
Report on behalf of state of Uttarakhand in compliance of National Green Tribunal order dated October 17, 2019 regarding unsatisfactory state of affairs in violation of mandate of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in Tehsil and District Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.
The Tribunal had directed the secretary, Urban Development, Uttarakhand to look into the matter and taken remedial action.
The report mentions that plastic was being segregated from municipal solid waste by Nagar Palika Parishad, Pithoragarh and being compacted using plastic compactor and about 9 ton of compacted plastic has been disposed. Further, segregated vegetables, fruit waste, organic waste was being disposed using organic waste converter of 1 ton per day capacity and the rest was being disposed on the disposal site. Compost prepared was used by the Nagar Palika Parishad in their own parks and grounds. As soon as tenders are processed for the solid waste management plant at Pithoragarh, it would be functional and operational by March 31, 2021.
Note: Report uploaded on March 20, 2020