Do hills need Landfills? The need for Zero Landfill Cities in North East India

August 17, 2016

Book Release: 'Not in My Backyard'- 10th August, 2016, Guwahati, Assam

What direction should waste management take in North East India? What does the future hold in store? Are landfills the answer? Is Waste-to-energy technology still a good bet? Why segregation is the key? These are some of the questions that come to our minds when thinking about the fragile ecosystem of North East India.

Of the 14 cities, that CSE rated, we have rated Aizawl, Agartala and Gangtok from North-East. The system for rating cities was to determine who is the cleanest of them all in terms of solid waste management. It is clear that cities that are segregating their waste have been able to effectively process and treat it and have achieved the status of zero landfill cities. While, some cities are doing - part segregation and part treatment. And then, there are a few cities, that are visibly clean but dumping their waste.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi is releasing its book ‘Not in My Backyard: Status of Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities’ in Guwahati, Assam. The book release shall be followed by a discussion with municipal commissioners, regulators, urban planners, consultants and NGOs on the need to have zero landfill cities across North East India.

DATE: August 10, 2016

TIMING: 5 PM to 8 PM (Kindly join us for dinner after the programme) 

VENUE: Auditorium, NEDFi Convention Centre, Guwahati, Assam