Forum of cities that segregate

June 07, 2018

Introduction
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working with cities to promote and implement source-segregation model of waste management. To advance this work and to create a movement in the country on source-segregation, CSE launched the ‘Forum of Cities that Segregate’ on 12th December, 2017. Under this forum, 20 cities from 13 states have come together to ensure that they adopt 100% source segregation and become the pioneers of waste management in the country. These cities shall be the focal points for other cities to learn waste management. New cities will be continued to be added to the forum. 

Objective

It is well understood that segregation at source is at the heart of the waste management solution. Segregation improves collection efficiency and leads to better efficiency in processing of waste. On 5th June 2017, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) introduced a countrywide campaign to segregate waste at source. But ensuring segregation at source requires infrastructure for segregation and tough compliance systems. Municipalities will need to put into place systems that will transport segregated waste and then ensure processing of the segregated waste. Municipalities will have to come out with bylaws that support segregation.

Main objectives of the forum are:

  • Developing a knowledge exchange platform for participating cities on solid waste management (SWM)
  • Training and capacity building on source-segregation model of SWM
  • Tracking and assessing the progress of cities
  • Forum cities to become pioneer cities and handhold other cities on technical, economic and social aspects of SWM
  • Forum shall collate the feedback and inputs from the forum cities and provide policy-relevant information to the state governments and Centre on SWM.
  • Documentation of best practices on forum website
Name of 20 Cities:

Mysuru
Bhopal
Balaghat
Imphal
Gangtok
East Delhi Municipal Corporation
Muzaffarpur
Gaya
Patna
Vaijapur

Bobbilli
Indore
Panchgani
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Gurugram
Bengaluru
Allapuzha
Thiruvananthapuram
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC)
Amdavad