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GHMC rejects CAG report

Hyderabad,  The GHMC today clarified that it has full-fledged mechanism to record the quantity of waste and has set up centralized weigh bridges at Jawaharnagar landfill site connected to the server of GHMC. Every vehicle was properly weighed in a scientific manner and CC Cameras were functioning to capture the entire process.

Responding to the adverse remarks of the   Comptroller & Auditor General’s report that the GHMC inefficiently handled Solid Waste Management, the GHMC clarified that it was not correct to say that they have no mechanism to assess the quantity of waste collected within GHMC limits. The GHMC also stated that weigh bridges were erected at places like Sanjeevaiah Park, Tank bund Transfer Station. The GHMC also said weigh bridges were erected in other transfer stations too, wherever the space constraint was not there.

It may be mentioned here that the CAG criticized the GHMC’s move of distributing 43.65 lakh dustbins (for dry and wet), saying even after the distribution of bins, the segregated waste constituted 27 per cent of the total waste. The GHMC said it has already distributed 44 lakh bins to all the households in 2015 and initiated various programs and taken up measures to create awareness about segregation of waste at household level and it was involved attitudinal and behavioral changes in citizens. The 27 per cent level of segregation indicated actually pertains to that achieved by Swachh Autos and the bulk vehicles and other modes although getting daily segregated waste is not reflected since the monitoring mechanism needs to be placed for other modes of Vehicles which would be arranged shortly.

On the recommended of CAG to prepare drawings, including layout and structural details and include provisions such as weight bridges and computerized system for billing, tracking vehicle movement and segregation facility, the GHMC clarified that it has already started the process for modernization of the Transfer Stations with facility of Weigh Bridges. Further, all the Vehicles carrying the Solid Waste to Landfill site has been provided with GPS system and the same is being tested for its operational utilization.

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