| Villages in Gurgaon district will be cleaner from now. The administration has begun the task of waste management in rural areas on the pattern of urban Gurgaon under " Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan" (NBA).
The household garbage collected would be taken and segregated to separate the recyclable and biodegradable from the rest. Special sheds have been erected for this purpose in villages and a pilot project has been launched in Mubarikpur village.
Under this project, reharis (hand-driven carts) have been deployed for collecting garbage from each household in the village. The collected garbage is then stored in the sheds where it is segregated and treated into manure for use in fields and farms. The unused residue is sold off. The district administration has prepared design and estimate of the sheds to be erected in village which has been sent to headquarter for approval.
The NBA project aims to cover both solid and liquid waste generated on the pattern of cities. The waste water or gray water coming out of the homes would be collected at specially designed ponds and would be channelled through drains.
Water will flow into the first pond, then after some filtration it would flow into the second pond. Again from the second pond, after further filtration, it would flow into the third pond. The water so filtered will be used in agriculture and for purposes other than drinking.
In the villages where 'pucca' drains are not constructed, ditches will be dug in the houses so that water does not go waste and it could be used elsewhere like watering the plants, etc.
Villages across the district have been divided into four categories under this solid and liquid waste management, depending upon the population of the village.
The panchayats of villages with up to 150 houses will be given Rs 7 lakh, villages with up to 300 houses will given Rs 12 lakh, villages with up to 500 population will be given Rs 15 lakh and the panchayats of villages having more than 500 population will be given Rs 20 lakh for waste management. An estimate of about Rs 28.59 crore has been sent for approval.