Trivandrum To Achieve 100% Source Segregation Of Waste By Next Year!

Palayam, Photo: Ashwin Rohan

In Trivandrum, 300 tonnes of solid waste per day is being accumulated and 60 % of it is organic.

With an aim to achieve 100% source segregation of waste Trivandrum has joined the urban solid waste management initiative launched in New Delhi.

The capital city is among the 20 municipalities and cities from 13 States in the country to join the initiative of 100% source segregation of waste by October 2, 2019.

The Forum of Cities that Segregate, launched by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), will provide the much-needed boost to the campaign for waste segregation at source.

CSE’s main aim is to provide participating cities with a platform to exchange knowledge on solid waste management (SWM). With this, cities would become pioneers in SWM and guide other cities on technical, economic and social aspects of managing waste.

The new initiative came after the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ (MoHUA) launch of the countrywide campaign from June 5 to segregate waste at source.

For the smooth flow of segregation at source, the city needs enough infrastructure for segregating, transporting and processing the waste, and tough compliance systems.

In Trivandrum, 300 tonnes of solid waste per day is being accumulated and 60 % of it is organic.

Besides Trivandrum, Alappuzha, three municipal authorities from Delhi-New Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation and urban bodies of Bengaluru, Patna, Gurugram, Imphal, Gangtok, Greater Hyderabad, Bhopal, Indore and Mysuru figure in the list of local bodies.

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