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A model residential township with efficient resource recovery system

With rapid urbanization and increase no. of population relocating towards the urban areas of our country the trend of living in residential townships started far ago in urban cities. Construction companies had achieved an immense growth in their business in last decade and this is still in continuation.  Most of the companies are indulge into the construction of large residential townships comprises of various types of building structures ex. High-rises, row-houses, individual bungalows etc. The builders promote their project by glorying about various modern amenities into their project, and for all these facilities they charge heavy amount from the buyers. They majorly claim over the construction quality of the structure, the open space, security, drinking water availability, connectivity with the city area, clean and hassle free environment and many more things but once the population starts to reside in the township the actual scene came into existence, and the major ones are the disposal of waste {both solid and liquid} . The society or any group of members of the township took care about the maintenance of the township but the finally all the disposal no matter whether solid waste or liquid waste water both are very carefully pass over to the city Municipality jurisdiction area, which finally made extra burden to the city MSWM and on the STP of the city.

So with reference to the problem our concept is to propose and plan for such townships which handle the refuse of the township at their own and thus reducing the overall production of MSW of that particular city along with the decline of fresh water consumption by reusing the grey water after treatment in their township area.

At present only in metro cities the township builders are now building STP at their location, and rest of the refuse i.e. SW are been carried away to the Municipal collection point. There is no initiative for the source segregations or any type primary disposal technique within the township area.

There should be provisions in township building laws for making mandatory waste treatment units (both solid and liquid) inside the residential townships, so that it help to reduce the workload of the municipality and also good practices came into existence among the residents of the township.

The main aims of our concept paper are:

  • To develop a model layout plan for various resource recovery systems within the township

  • To study the present laws/by laws and their deficiencies with respect to the Township building/community living

  • To disintegrate the MSWM practices for small group of residents into the city

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