Srinagar- In a first, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) collected 112 metric tonnes of animal waste on the eve of Eid Ul Azha.
According to official data, the total animal waste collected from 10th July, 2022 to 13th July, 2022 is 112 metric tonnes. The waste collected includes animal hides and other animal waste.
According to Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) 500 metric tonnes of waste is collected from the city every day which includes 6 tonnes of poultry waste.
Talking to Kashmir Observer, Chief Sanitation Officer SMC Nazir Ahmad Baba said the Municipality has collected sacrificial waste more than ever before.
“On 10th July, we collected 35 metric tonnes of sacrificial waste, 47 metric tonnes on 11th July, 10 metric tonnes on 12th july and 20 metric tonnes on 13th July, 2022”.
He said to collect the waste 70 Hopper vehicles were pressed into service.
“On Eid Ul Azha last year we collected 25 metric tonnes of sacrificial waste, this time around we have collected far more waste”, Nazir said.
Replying to a question about how the City Municipality disposes the sacrificial waste he said, “We resort to conventional methods of deep burying”.
“We dispose the sacrificial waste in a traditional way of deep burial, in future we intend to use more scientific methods” he said.
Nazir said people have cooperated to a greater extent this year and he thanked people for their cooperation.
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