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Tackling municipal solid waste in clusters

Under the new Solid Waste Management policy, the Haryana government has divided the state into 14 clusters. In four of these clusters, Gurugram-Faridabad, Rohtak, Sonipat and Ambala-Karnal, the municipal solid waste will be converted into energy after processing the waste.

A common processing and disposal facility at or near to the major urban local body will be developed for each cluster at regional level. The entire process of collection, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste management shall be responsibility of a private party or concessionaire, which shall be selected through an open competitive bidding process.

According to the government, the rapid development and increased waste generation in the state is demanding for a renewed attention to the increasing problem of municipal solid waste management. Therefore, officials say, it is imperative to derive a vision and policy to structure the solid waste management system in Haryana in a sustainable manner.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/haryana-clusters-municipal-solid-waste-5276334/

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