A combination of uncontrolled dumping of mixed municipal waste at designated dumpsites as well as at garbage-vulnerable points for decades, aided by flawed laws, has created around 3,159 dumpsites in India. The size and quantity of legacy waste in these dumpsites have become a ticking time-bombs, with associated environment impacts, including air, water and soil pollution. Landfill capping and remediating dumpsites are two possible solutions for managing dumpsites. While the amended Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, focused on undoing damage caused by the wrong decision of dumping mixed waste and creating garbage hills, the pace of implementing these rules is lagging even after three years.
CSE's latest publication Clean it Right: Dumpsite Management in India is an attempt to understand and document the problem, and the gaps that need to be filled. We invite you to a webinar with experts from some of the Indian cities who have taken initiatives and efforts in the right direction towards dumpsite management.
*NOTE: This is a free webinar, and the registration is only limited to representatives from Urban Local Bodies (ULB) who are willing to participate or are already a part of CSE's initiative ªForum of Cities that Segregateº. All the cities who register will receive an automatic confirmation. However, we request you to register yourself at the earliest and reach out to us in case of any queries.
For further details:
Siddharth Ghanshyam Singh 9768902012, email@example.com
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Dumpsite Management in India
Swachh Andhra Corporation,
Department of MA & UD
Dumpsite management expert,
District data centre,
India Coordinator, GAIA
Deputy Programme Manager,
Municipal Solid waste unit, CSE
Solid Waste Management Unit, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)