Only 30% garbage of Karachi reaches at landfill sites

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By Chronicler


The world is changing at the rapid speed and things which were supposed to be insoluble now can be explained explicitly but proper disposal of Karachi’s garbage continues to be an issue as only 30 percent garbage of the metropolis is properly dumped at the landfill site.

Due to lack of proper mechanism 70 percent of generated garbage of the city is dumped into storm water drains.

This occurrence always leads to chocking of storm water drains which turn into literal havoc whenever there is fall heavy rains in the metropolis.

Mayor Karachi on Friday lamented that unfortunately, due to absence of appropriate mechanism by the officers/officials of Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB), the total generation of garbage could not be lifted and only 30% of total garbage generated reaches to the designated landfill sites.

Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has in a letter written to the Chief Minister of Sindh informed him on the ineffective collection and disposal mechanism of solid waste by Sindh solid waste management department, Government of Sindh, stated a press release issued by Media Department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

According to it in this letter the mayor said that SSWMB was created through an act passed by the Sindh Assembly to establish ‘’Integrated Solid Waste management system” In all cities of the province to keep the city of Karachi free from garbage. The SSWMB is responsible for collection and disposal of solid/liquid waste that includes Municipal Solid waste, Industrial solid waste and medical / hospital waste in the entire Province of Sindh.

He pointed out that on the directive of the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan, KMC initiated the task of cleaning and de-silting of major & minor drains including minor civil works at various nallas located in the limit of Karachi during financial year 2018-19 for which the funds were allocated by the Government of Sindh as Grant-in-Aid.

He said the storm water drains / nallahs which were / are being cleaned and de-silted by the KMC reportedly filled with the garbage due to continuous throwing/dumping of garbage and this will create havoc during the upcoming rainy season.

He demanded that in the best interest of the smooth flow of water & to save the city from any untoward incidents during the upcoming rains, instructions may be issued to Sindh solid waste management Board to ensure removal of garbage in timely manners and also discourage the dumping of garbage in nallahs. This will also help to save the money being wasted in cleaning and de-silting of storm water drains, the press release further stated.


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