SMC to use anti-smog guns for odor control at Srinagar landfill site

SRINAGAR: In a move aimed at easing the city’s solid waste management (SWM) problems, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) will reduce the burden on the dumping site introducing further scientific interventions and also using anti-smog guns for odor control.
In this regard, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner SMC, Gazanfar Ali here at central Office Karan Nagar. During the meeting various issues—aiming for improvisation of solid waste management were discussed threadbare.
The Commissioner directed the officials to remain upbeat and work in close coordination for scientifically disposing off the solid waste management generated from the City. He passed on the several directions with regard to various measures to be taken up at the landfill site (LFS) Achan for control of emanating bad odor from landfill site.
The Commissioner directed the concerned to immediately use newly procured state of art spray machines (anti-odour smog guns) for odour control at the landfill site. He was informed that these machines along with generators and platform vehicle have been handed over to Solid Waste Management Officer for its usage for spraying of Anti odour (Bio-Kleen) over the landfill cell no 2 and adjacent buffer areas.
He further stressed to expedite works for construction of fourth landfill cell for garbage disposal which got stopped due to the ongoing Pandemic.
Regarding bio remediation / bio mining of existing landfill cell along with the proper soil cover for which tenders have already been floated and technical evaluation done; Ali has instructed the concerned to speed up with remaining part of financial bid so that Bioremidiation takes place without any delay.
Chief Sanitation Officer was further directed to identify bulk waste generators who as per solid waste management rules generate more than 100 kgs of waste material and accordingly forward letter to all of them to dispose of waste at their own institutional level.
On up-gradation of Weigh Bridge and smooth movement of vehicles through it at Land fill site and CCTV up-gradation of LFS, The informatics Officer was directed to immediately put up with CCTV up gradation file for installing cameras at Achan.
Besides, the Solid Waste Management Officer shall provide necessary assistance to IO for upgrading existing weigh bridge and connecting same online.
Later a presentation on core issues with solutions on Solid Waste Management was presented by SWM expert, Er. Mohammad Tasleem.
Besides Joint Commissioner, (Administration), Syed Abul Qasim, Joint Commissioner (Works) Ishtiyaq Ahmed Shah , Solid Waste Management Expert, Er. Mohammad Tasleem, Chief Sanitation Officer, Exn Mechanical Division, Chief Transport Officer, Purchase and Procurement Officer, Solid Waste Management Officer, Revenue Officer and other officials attended the meeting.

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