Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has floated tenders for Micro Composting Centres (MCCs) in different wards. It will be followed by competitive bidding through e-procurement, Monday.
In accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, the BMC, in the first phase, plans to make 17 MCCs functional within four months. The tender documents that will be made available on BMC’s official website are set from August 26 to September 6. The tenders will have general, technical and financial bidding.
MCCs are a vital component in the waste management chain. While these centres can process up to five tonnes of wet waste a day, an on-site composting yard, usually set up at parks, can process up to one tonne of organic waste.
“The targeted MCCs are divided under executive engineers for two divisions. Prasanti Vihar, Patia, Palasuni, Niladri Vihar near Isaneswar Temple, Hatiasuni Temple, GA plotted area of Bharatpur, Kalinga Nagar and open space near N-3 and near Ekamra Park are covered under Division 1. Division 2 will cover areas under Laxmisagar and Pokhariput and STP near Kalinga Nagar. Besides, the Temporary Transit Station (TTS) near Sainik School which has been treated as a composting centre will have an additional centre,” a senior official at the BMC said.
The budgetary provision for each centre under Division 1 is Rs. 38.36 lakh whereas the proposed MCC at TTS site is estimated to cost Rs.47.71 lakh. The provision for four MCCs under Division 2 is Rs 51.76 lakh each.
Meanwhile, the MCC will involve Swachha Sathi and rag-pickers to value their contribution as dignified contributors of the society. This is said to be a stepping stone to reduce garbage in the city thereby ensuring improvement in the capital city’s Swachh Bharat rankings that has taken a hit recently.
“The steps taken by the BMC will have a transformation in solid waste management activities of the Capital city. It will accentuate behaviour change of citizens for segregation at source and the 360 degree communication approach has already been conceived for its timely implementation,” the official added.