Eco Health Centre (EHC)
A conceptual project for the Solid Waste Management at Vadavathur, Vijayapuram Panchayat, Kottayam
PROJECT AT A GLANCE:
a) PROJECT: MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE PROCESSING
b) LOCATION: VADAVATHUR, KOTTAYAM
c) PROMOTER: KOTTAYAM MUNICIPALITY, KOTTAYAM
d) OPERATOR:RAMKY ENVIRO ENGINEERS LTD.,
e) SUB CONTRACTOR: SITCO, KODUNGALLUR
f) CAPACITY: INPUT 30 MT GAEBAGE PER DAY
Dumping of waste is an economic transaction
An asset can be defined as something that is of value to the holder of it. It ceases to be an asset at the point when the holder of it feels it no more valuable and when it so ceases to be an asset, he hurries to dispose it considering it a waste. An individual strives to protect his assets while he throws away the waste. This is the natural course of any transaction.
Waste for someone is Asset for someone
We can now analyze the same in the context of municipal waste. The society comprising numerous entities that dump waste materials, as a whole, dumps a huge bulk of waste which is detrimental to the public health. To protect the public health, the very learned law makers all over the world defined the waste as the asset of Municipalities (refer Sec 330 of Municipal Act, India). This makes the Municipalities feel responsible to protect the waste because waste is their asset.
Asset becomes waste if managed by obsolete technology
The primary responsibility of the Municipality is to...