Failed waste management in Pulwama

Dumping by way of land filling was no permanent solution to management of waste or relocating sites after sites only, following objections by immediate neighbours on health grounds. If after eight long years, the position is back to square one, the entire scenario is worth giving a serious thought .
As many as 90 kanals of land at Lethpora of Pulwama district were identified for establishing of a waste management unit on modern scientific basis but the project could not take off as concerned authorities neither took the project seriously nor as a consequence, bidders showed a poor response. The proposed unit was an extension of the Central Government’s flag ship project of Swachh Bharat Mission to the valley. What are the precise reasons that even after floating tenders three times, it did not click . The reasons could be many, right from monetary angle and concessions there-under right up to environmental problems and at the top of it, lack of proper expertise by proposed bidders in handling the garbage treating on modern and scientific basis.
On the one hand, generation of garbage and waste material on daily basis is on the increase and on the other hand, the only treatment is dumping the same wherever dumping agency , Municipal Committee etc could find patches of land for the purpose till the same resistance from the people living around came as the Lethpora site has been facing. Finance is no problem as maximum amount is given by the central Government , the problem is at local implementation and management levels. A serious relook needs to be the only option with intent to find solutions to the issues facing the treatment of waste management.