CCP, hoteliers fail to break deadlock on installing composting machinery
CCP and three starred city hotels, which have not installed organic waste composting machinery as mandated under the solid waste management rules, have failed to arrive at a consensus on the issue.
In a joint meeting in the city, the corporation stuck to its stand that the hotels should either procure and operate the machinery themselves or procure it and hand it over to the corporation for operating the same.
According to CCP officials handling the solid waste management division, only one hotel has procured the machinery but is not utilising it. Replying to queries this official said, “We will communicate the outcome of our meeting with the hotels representatives, to GSPCB.”
GSPCB has issued notices to these three hotels for not complying with the Solid Waste Management rules and representatives had been summoned them before the Board earlier this week. The next hearing is scheduled on December 5, according to officials.
The CCP pointed out that the hotels were opposed to the treatment of waste using the organic waste converters (OWCs) on the grounds that they had no space and that the processing would emit foul odour.
According to corporation officials, OWCs need approximately 30 to 50 sq mts space and if the waste is treated according to the prescribed procedure, it does not emit smell. [H]