In this Globalisation period, when the rate of population is increasing @ 2% per year on average , naturally the density of per unit areas is also decreased proportionately and it creates a vulnerable situation for arranging Tag of war between Human Kingdom and natural hazards i.e. population in all spheres in particular which is directly hinders the ecological balance in atmosphere, the main source of human survival.
Now in considering the present non-congenial atmosphere situation which has duly been developed in all most all cities and as such status of situation and thus it is a mandatory on the part of the Municipal Authorities to built up / create congenial situation i.e. pollution free atmosphere for better livelihood.
Naturally, to built up / develop pollution free atmosphere around the localities, the Municipalties Authorities will have taken into consideration about efficient management of solid wastes and also adoption / establishment of sewerage treatment facilities which is directly co-related towards reducing of green house gases and contributes towards better management of normal livelihood.
As such Conservancy wing is one of the major section / wing of this Urban Local Body and contributing major role to make the township neat & clean in all respects i.e. by sweeping, cleaning of drains/ sewerage etc. and other allied essential services for the citizens.
Moreover, the population and holdings are regularly in increasing trend and as a result quantity of solid wastes of different natures are also increased including solid wastes of outsiders who are assembled every day.
It may also be mentioned here that more than 1.5 Lakh population is regularly assembled in the township for carrying different business as the Urban Local Body is situated within District Head Quarter- township. Naturally, this Urban Local Body will be responsible to provide minimum service towards sweeping & disposal of solid wastes including drinking water, Lavoratory services for the outsiders in addition to citizens of this Urban Local body.
Apart from this all vehicles / equipments / implements etc. are regularly utilized towards successful implementation of Solid Waste Management (S.W.M.) works including works of Septic tanks clearance.
The vehicles for Ambulance & Bier ( Dead body carrier) are also playing a vital role for urgent necessity of citizen of this township and also other public on requests.
Hence inconsidering merits & other positive direction of this Conservancy wing is demand its most vital role in performing better services for the citizen at all times also demanded justified nos. of staff in different categories for its successful implementation.
Now as regards efficient management of solid wastes the Municipal Authorities will take the advantages by establishing compost plant with Vermiculture where organic portion of solid wastes be utilized as a raw materials after segregation at source and produce compost i.e. organic manure.
Moreover, by establishing Auto-clave machine and Incinator, biological wastes are also completely controlled against emission of green house gases and wide spread of any diseases.
Similarly by establishing sewerage treatment plant, the waste water can also be purified and arrest also against emission of green house gases.
Hence inconsidering the objective and utility for efficient management of SWM requires to prepare scheme followed DPR ( Detail Project Report) and which has been initiated by Municipal Engineering Directorate of Government of West Bengal and subsequently the said DPR ( Detail Project Report) has been approved by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board ( WBPCB) and sanctioned by Government.
According to DPR of SWM it has been reflected that an amount of Rs. 2.46 crores will be required towards completion of the said scheme phase by phase including installation of compost plant with Vermiculture on suitable land purchased by this ULB measuring an area -11.76 acres of land in Mouza - Chaipara & Sannyasidanga of Lalbag Sub-Division and near to present dumping ground.
Thus an receipt of approval of SWM along with DPR by West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) and sanctioned by Government . Berhampore Municipality has dated the work of SWM as par guide line as indicated in the DPR phase by phase and progress of work is also restricted on receipt of fund made available from Government.
Accordingly; Berhampore Municipality has started purchase of different accessories which would be required to SWM ( Solid Waste Management) and detailed particulars of vehicles/ equipments / implements etc. along with purposes there of under SWM ( Solid Waste Management) is also furnished here in under as follows :-
Apart from this, solid wastes collection boxes - 31500 nos. has also been purchased for collection of wastes from house to house . But the establishment of compost plant with Vermiculture is still due as it requires to reviewed the estimate of different items which would be required for this purposes and as the rate of items has already been increased and also increasing day by day for which escalation of prices are urgently required and thus the Government has been requested to change the estimate of DPR in which was approved earlier amounting to Rs. 2.46 crores in the year 2006.
Now this ULB is awaiting to receive revised estimate of DPR after escalation of prices from Government and accordingly this ULB will also launch to establish compost plant with Vermiculture in the selected site of purchased land and accordingly this will create an avenue to produce green manure / organic based in one hand and also generation of man power on the other.
Now this ULB is interested to install machinery Auto Claive Machine with Incinator and Schreder under Bio-Medical Waste to control this harmful pathogens & restrict against emission of green house gases & wide spread of any disease. This issue is a pertinent part under efficient management of SWM . The appropriate authority had been intimated to place fund amounting to Rs. 90.00 Lakhs approx.
But unfortunately the allotment of the said fund is still awaiting from Government. Still this ULB is expected that sufficient under the scheme will be placed by the Government after escalation of price .
Another important item i.e. establishment of Sewerage Treatment facilities which is interlinked with efficient management of SWM and also playing a vital role towards purifying waste water and as well as arrest against emission of Green house gases.
But unfortunately in this respect positive action is still awaiting from Government though this ULB has drawn attention to the authority concern several time.
Hence in concluding the whole episode under efficient management of SWM , this ULB is determined to built up / create congenial situation and pollution free atmosphere in an around the township / localities for better livelihood.
Moreover this Urban Local Body is also thinking to utilize the advantages of Carbon - credit in our daily life in near future in this globalization period as the efficient Management of Solid Waste Management & Sewerage treatment has directly co- related with Carbon- credit under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The CDM is a mechanism which can be set up under the International treaty on climate. It helps cities towards achievement for reducing green house gases by adopting more efficient technologies on particular discipline.>
As such attention will also be drawn to Appropriate Authority for consideration of the proposal of Carbon - credit on approach which is new and arrange to establish the said project in the greater interest of the Citizens living in this township and also strengthen the financial support of this Urban Local Body.