In order to process 25 lakh tonnes of waste dumped at its landfill site, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is in consultation with global and national companies. Kishore Kanyal, Additional Municipal Commissioner, talks about the initiative. The Waste to Energy programme taken up by BMC is envisaged to generate 30% of energy from the available waste.
Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, chaired a meeting in New Delhi recently to discuss the Financially Viable and sustainable PPP Models for Solid Waste Management. The meeting was attended by officials of MoUD, JnNURM, Senior officials of companies providing waste management solutions and representatives of urban bodies from different States. Dr Krishna
Malegaon as a city lacks basic infrastructure for collecting and disposing of solid waste without adequate underground sewage system. The city ranks 13th in generating MSW in the country and has the distinction of accommodating Asia’s biggest plastic recycling industry, which is in need of consolidation. Ajit Jadhav, Municipal Commissioner, talks about the Malegaon Municipal
Mysore City Corporation (MCC) comprises 65 wards divided in nine zones. Around 400 tonnes of municipal waste is generated daily in the city of which about half is used to produce manure. The rest is handled by Zero Waste Management centres established in the nine zones under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
The brainstorming session of WTERT India noted that the status of MSW management in India has not improved substantially despite enormous finding from JNNURM and other governmental grants. Smaller cities conditions are even more of concern. The MSW Management and Handling Rules need reform. Some of these need to emerge from the areas of collection
Known as the Textile city and located in the Coimbatore district, Tirupur is one of the most important industrial centers of Tamil Nadu. Hindered by shortage of manpower for cleaning and sanitation works, Tirupur Municipal Commissioner KR Selvaraj is planning to replicate a proven success model of mechanised cleaning leveraging through E-governance. He shares his
Almitra Patel, a civil engineer by qualification, says she was first alerted to India’s huge problem of inadequate waste disposal when she noticed that the frogs in the marshlands near her farmhouse, on the city’s outskirts, had stopped croaking. Seeing that the frogs had died from sewage and garbage being dumped in the wetlands, she
Situated in the Eastern Suburbs of the city, in an area of about 141 Ha along the Thane creek, Kanjur is a proposed site for municipal solid waste processing and disposal. Kanjur will be able to process 4 000 tonnes of waste scientifically and is expected to generate 12 MW energy. The project involves development
MCGM has approved the work order for hiring of closed body vehicles on a Built Own and Operate (BOO) basis for transportation of municipal solid waste (MSW) of the Mumbai city. S.G. Chitale, Chief Engineer(Solid Waste Management) told Clean India Journal, “MCGM have formed eight groups for 24 wards to manage the job. Each group
Visakhapatnam or Vizag, the second biggest city in Andhra Pradesh,is the first in the country to have taken e-governance initiatives in early 2000. Today, many municipalities in India have replicated Visakhapatnam’s e-governance model. Not just e-governance but its overall performance in environmental sustainability has helped the Corporation bag the prestigious Euro India’s Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award (ESCA) in 2011....