Contributing to managing Delhi’s waste

As a member of the Waste Management Committee set up by the Delhi High Court, CSE played an instrumental role in preparing an action plan for waste management for Delhi. The recommendation report on Long-Term Action Plan for Solid Waste Management in Delhi was prepared by CSE, and was accepted by the high-level committee. The action plan was approved by the High Court in September 2017 on the basis of which the city’s municipal authorities were asked to re-design their waste management regimes. CSE has also been a key contributor in drafting the Delhi by-laws that were passed by the High Court in December 2017 and notified in January 2018.

CSE’s report on Model Framework for Segregation is being considered by many ULBs for designing their waste management systems. The report has been circulated to 500 ULBs across India. 

Swachh Bharat Mission invites CSE
in June 2017 to give its views on the methodology for Surveskshan 2018. CSE’s inputs have been incorporated in the programme now. 

The United Nations has recognised Alappuzha
city in Kerala as one of the world’s five cities that are working towards curbing pollution through their sustainable solid waste management practices. The UN report mentions that Alappuzha had been awarded the Clean City Award by CSE in 2016. 

CSE is now a member of State-Level Waste Management Committees
for the states of Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana. The Bihar government has taken CSE’s help in training its departmental employees and for designing a system of waste management for a 15-day festival held in Gaya in September 2017. Following the training, four wards in Gaya town have started segregation at source. 

CSE’s waste management team has been invited to join the national capacity building programme under Swachh Bharat Mission’s Solid Waste Management Exposure Workshops 2017.