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Solid Waste Management

Thoothukudi town generates 102 m.t of solid waste per day out of this nearly 96 m.t. of collected ,transported and disposed daily. The total garbage collected constitutes 48% of the domestic wastes, 42 % Commercial construction wastes. The details of solid waste composition and collection are shown:

Description of services

Status

Total Solid Waste Generation /day(in m.t)

102

Total Solid Waste Collection/day (in m.t)

96

Percentage of coverage

94

Frequency of collection

daily

Number of dust bins provided in the town

351

Per capita waste generation(grams)

350

Per Capita waste collection(grams)

330

DETAILS OF WASTE COMPOSITION

Waste composition

Quantity (MT)

% Ge

Households petty shops and establishments

77.00

75%

Vegetable ,Fruit, Flower Market

18.00

18%

Meat, Fish and Slaughter house

2.50

2.5%

Construction

2.50

2.5%

Total

102.00

100%

GENERAL HOSPITAL WASTE

The solid waste management collection expanded in 51 wards which covers 31 wards by Corporation and 4 zone extended to 20 wards which cover by private agencies and cover all 51 wards daily.

SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL

This Corporation has 534 acres compost yard at Tharuvaikulam 12 Kms away from Thoothukudi. Previuosly the garbages collected from 51 wards dumping in 12 premier collection point, from the premier collection point the garbages are shifted and thumbed in compost yard. The existing compost yard is not provided with adequate infrastructure facilities such as road, V Segregation platform, mechanical sewer and security room.

ZONEWISE DETAILS

Sanitary division

Wards Covered

Population Covered

Generation

I

2,3,4,7,8

21234

9.73

II

1,5,6,9,10

25393

11.64

III

11,12,13,17,18

14524

6.66

IV

14,15,16,23

19302

8.85

V

19,20,21,22,24

154493

7.13

VI

25,26,27,28,29

14293

6.55

VII

30,31,32,33

23262

10.66

VIII

48,49,50,51

26034

11.94

IX

52,53,54

25859

11.86

X

55,56,57,58

26294

12.06

XI

68,39,41

10742

4.92

XII 34,35,36,37    
XIII 40,44,45    
XIV 42,43,46,47    
 

TOTAL

 

The Present mechanism

of solid waste management exhibits that the waste is segregated in degradable and non-degradable (Plastics) waste . Due to constraints involved in getting approval from board there is no production of manure is take place at the Compost yard site.

Segregation of Waste at Source : Each and every household person is instructed by the Urban separate baskets for segregation of waste as degradable and non-degradable and keep the baskets in front of their houses for easy handling of the solid waste management system.

Creating awareness among the public
To create awareness among the public and to realise the importance of segregation of garbage distributed to each and every houses/households and propaganda on the Zero garbage by  the Health Division of Corporation, SJSRY Group presidents. At Present 12 Wards amoung 51 are given to self help group to maintain primary collections and awareness of segregation at source as per SWM rules.  

Action Plan to cover edntire area of the town
At present, 34.220 crores project has been prepared for the 100% implementation of Solidwaste management system in the town.

Initiating an action to privatize the Solid Waste Management System
20 wards of this Corporation as detailed below were privatized and the sanitary staff, they were worked in the 20 wards are transferred to other remain 31 wards and Solid Waste Management programme established in all wards.

 

 
 
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