and Solid Waste Management: B- Ward Project in Mumbai
has now completed the initial survey of the ward and is now
assisting MCGM for the implementation of the recommendation.
After a detailed survey of the B-Ward, MEDC has suggested
following action plan for the ward:
Improvement and beautification
of JJ Flyover:
beautifully built JJ Flyover has improved the speeds of cars
. However, the underbelly of this flyover is in a mess due to
involvement of multiple authorities such as 3 separate wards of
MCGM, MSRDC, Traffic Police etc. MEDC carried out a survey of the
JJ Flyover underbelly and presented a plan for its improvement and
beautification to a joint meeting of all the multiple agencies
involved in the maintenance of the underbelly. It was decided that
MCGM will revamp this. Accordingly, MCGM has started work on the
recommendations given by MEDC.
House to House Collection at
Hazarat Abbas Street
With MEDC initiative first ALM of the ward “HELP” was formed. With the
trained rag pickers of Stree Mukti Sanghatana, MEDC
to house collection of garbage and its segregation into
dry and wet waste in 6 buildings (apprx. 120 households)
at Hazarat Abbas Street
resulting in substantial reduction in the garbage thrown
on the road as well in the house gallis.
Improvement in the Collection
Points at Memonwada and Koliwada: These
two collection spots have been identified in the first phase. MEDC
carried out the day
and night survey of these collection points which are generally
overflowing at any time of the day.
has recommended following actions:
- Direct collection of
hotel waste from the restaurants in the area. – This has
- Reduction in the
garbage coming to this spot by initiating house to house
collection in the nearby societies: MEDC has been carrying out
awareness programs for the community initiatives in this
regards. The response is overwhelming.
- Localized processing
of wet waste through setting up vermi compost pits:
Initiatives have already been started
at a few places inn the ward.
of two collection spots in the first phase and extend it to all
the other spots in the ward.
Awareness Programs in the ward:
order to involve the local population in the project (which is
very essential for the long term sustainability of the
initiative), MEDC is carrying out awareness programs in the
schools, residential premises etc. in this Ward. The concept of
waste segregation as well as composting is being propagated. MEDC
is getting good response from the local population.
Ms. Vinda Wagh