Amitabh Bachchan donates sewer cleaning machines
Indian film actor Amitabh Bachchan donated a large sewer cleaning machine to MCGM and 20 small ones to Aurangabad to... Read More
The Clean Aarey Campaign
Planned much before the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, the 52 week-long Clean Aarey campaign registered a major boost from the ongoing... Read More
MCGM plans towards sustainable, garbage-free city
Mumbai has been facing a solid waste management crisis for years. In order to move towards a sustainable future by adopting integrated solid waste management approach, the Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has joined hands with private contractors. The municipal corporation spends roughly र1160 per tonne on collection, transport and disposal of MSW. Collection and transport together constitute roughly 80% of the cost. In India, the average municipal expenditure on solid waste management is र500 to र1500 per tonne. B P Patil, Chief Engineer-SWM, MCGM, explains to Preeti Swaminathan the various projects lined up for integrated SWM.