Haryana mandates housing societies to have solid waste management plants

Chandigarh, October 13 – Haryana Government has made the installation of Decentralised Solid Waste Management Plant in group housing societies, hostels and hotels mandatory under the Haryana Building Code.
This was disclosed by Urban Local Bodies Minister, Kavita Jain, who was presiding over a review meeting with the officers of the department here today.
She said that as an incentive, five per cent additional Floor Area Ratio (FAR) would be provided in lieu of installation of such waste management plants. She said that the incentive would be applicable on plots and sites except residential plots. These solid waste treatment plants would help in efficient management of solid waste within municipal limits. She said that all cities and towns in the State had been divided into 15 clusters for efficient solid waste management, under which manure and power would be generated from the waste. Tenders would be invited for installation of solid waste management plants by next month, she added.
The Minister directed the Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to accelerate the pace of work with regards to survey of unauthorised colonies in the State. All the officers concerned from the municipalities would get clarified issues pertaining to unauthorised colonies of their municipality, she added.
She said that pilot project for filing property tax online would be launched in district Karnal from November 1, 2016. This facility would be later extended to other districts. She also directed to fix rates of outdoor advertisements under the Haryana Municipal Corporation Advertisement Bye-laws.
It was informed in the meeting that Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Faridabad Smart City Limited has been constituted. Besides, the State Government has decided to develop Gurgaon as Smart City as per the Smart City Mission Guidelines. The Union Ministry of Urban Development has also agreed to provide technical assistance in preparation of Smart City proposal of Municipal Corporation, Gurgaon.