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SWM Initiatives taken by various agencies which are involved

  • Categories
    Yojana/Kurukshetra
  • Published
    2nd Jan, 2020

Initiatives taken by CPCB

  • Guidelines on Legacy Waste,
  • Guidelines on Buffer Zone,
  • Guidelines for Management of Sanitary waste and
  • Selection Criteria for Waste processing Technologies.

Initiatives taken by States/union Territories

  • Door-to door collection, waste segregation, and transportation
  • Land for waste processing facilities
  • Setting up Waste –to-Energy plants: Four waste-to- energy plants have been set-up in the country of which three plants are in Delhi. Electricity generated by these plants is purchased by the power regulators and is fed to the national grid.
  • Development of Model Cities: Model cities have implemented efficient methods for collection, segregation, and waste processing facilities.
  • Increased Judicial Intervention: After the enactment of the NGT Act 2010, in past few years we have seen increasing judicial intervention in ensuring compliance with the provisions of SWM Rules.

Challenges faced in Solid Waste Management

  • Segregation of waste at source by waste generators,
  • Lack of infrastructure for collection and transportation of waste,
  • Availability of land for setting up of waste collection and transportation facilities,
  • Budgetary provisions for the above two steps
  • Techno-economically viable solutions for fresh & legacy waste,
  • Management of legacy waste and
  • Rural areas not covered in most of the States/UTs: and enforcement issues.

Further Initiatives need to be taken

  • Creating public awareness for involvement of different stakeholders for SWM is necessary.
  • Development of ULB (Urban Local Bodies) – wise action plan for collection, segregation, transportation and processing of waste.
  • Emphasising on setting up of waste processing facilities
  • Giving fillip to research & development activities with focus on resource recovery from waste,
  • Capacity building in various regimes of SWM,
  • Clear allocation of responsibility to ULBs and waste generators for setting up of infrastructure and for involving informal sector in waste collection segregation, and
  • Adequate technical support to ULBs for processing technology and practices in waste management
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