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Waste Management Mess

June 24, 2020 |

Jammu and Kashmir government has been launching many schemes and initiatives to address the waste management in the twin cities of the State. However a very less of its impact is seen on the ground. We could still see heaps of garbage and waste mess, messing up the system. However what happens, we see a lot of money being spent on the functions - on the first day and nothing happens on the ground when no follow up is being carried out by the government run departments. It was revealed that the plants are to be installed at block level, meaning that waste disposal will be taken care of at the block level making it easier for authorities working at district level who have to dispose of tons of waste. The approach suggests of devolution with a hierarchy that would lessen the burden on the bodies who have to manage massive quantity of segregated and unsegregated waste. But there seems to be more than waste management in question here. The government aims at creating job opportunities at the same time by engaging workers who would help in proper waste management down to the block level. Considering the rural development, it is apparently a thoughtful initiative. But from past experience, there are apprehensions on whether the initiative would deliver as expected.The funds and the scheme in the past have been in news for a number of times, mostly for reasons like embezzlement. Two, the government runs a risk that the waste management process might become dependent on MGNREGA funds. There is no doubt that there would be an increased participation of the people, particularly when they are to derive tangible benefits. But once that motivating force is removed, it would be back to square and even worse. Waste management is a crucial job for civic bodies. For any fund delay or stoppage, the task of disposing the waste would become herculean if the participants call it quits. There is a need to secure the funds for the initiative so that it does not suffer usual hiccups being an essential service. The government has been struggling to dispose of the waste in the twin cities. It tried to involve commercial units in the past but it didn’t bear fruit as many stakeholders refused to install waste treatment plants.

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Waste Management Mess

June 24, 2020 |

Jammu and Kashmir government has been launching many schemes and initiatives to address the waste management in the twin cities of the State. However a very less of its impact is seen on the ground. We could still see heaps of garbage and waste mess, messing up the system. However what happens, we see a lot of money being spent on the functions - on the first day and nothing happens on the ground when no follow up is being carried out by the government run departments. It was revealed that the plants are to be installed at block level, meaning that waste disposal will be taken care of at the block level making it easier for authorities working at district level who have to dispose of tons of waste. The approach suggests of devolution with a hierarchy that would lessen the burden on the bodies who have to manage massive quantity of segregated and unsegregated waste. But there seems to be more than waste management in question here. The government aims at creating job opportunities at the same time by engaging workers who would help in proper waste management down to the block level. Considering the rural development, it is apparently a thoughtful initiative. But from past experience, there are apprehensions on whether the initiative would deliver as expected.The funds and the scheme in the past have been in news for a number of times, mostly for reasons like embezzlement. Two, the government runs a risk that the waste management process might become dependent on MGNREGA funds. There is no doubt that there would be an increased participation of the people, particularly when they are to derive tangible benefits. But once that motivating force is removed, it would be back to square and even worse. Waste management is a crucial job for civic bodies. For any fund delay or stoppage, the task of disposing the waste would become herculean if the participants call it quits. There is a need to secure the funds for the initiative so that it does not suffer usual hiccups being an essential service. The government has been struggling to dispose of the waste in the twin cities. It tried to involve commercial units in the past but it didn’t bear fruit as many stakeholders refused to install waste treatment plants.


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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
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Postal Regd No: SK/135/2010-2019
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