: The civic body issued a tender on Wednesday to appoint contractual labourers for collection, segregation at source point, transportation and dumping of solid waste to the nearest garbage container in the locality. The decision has come almost a year after the proposal for the same was floated. On Wednesday, the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) invited bids from firms ready to provide 350 labourer, skilled in work related to managing solid waste generated in the city. At present, the civic administration has failed to undertake any work of solid waste management in the city, leading to garbage being piled along city streets. The civic body faced a tough task as the segregation of waste at the source point is a prerequisite of the proposed wastetoenergy plant to operate effectively. Dilip Patil, the KMC's chief health officer, "The state has stopped the recruitment process and is thereby forcing the KMC to outsource most of the sanitationrelated work. Along with our sanitation workers, some nongovernment organisations are helping us clear the waste. But, we are unable to cope with the increased generation of solid waste with the same number of employees currently working with us. We have invited firms with expertise in providing the service and in the next two months, the appointments will be completed."
News Source : Times of India