Greater Hyderabad (Telangana) and Bobbili (Andhra Pradesh) make the grade
Bobbili gets Three Leaves award; Greater Hyderabad gets Two Leaves award
New Delhi, June 7, 2018:“Sweeping cities is only a small part of the solution to the problem of keeping our cities clean – what is more important is sustainable treatment, recycle and reuse of the waste that they generate,” said Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), while announcing the awards for most efficient management and segregation of waste by Indian cities which are members of the Forum of Cities that Segregate.
CSE has been working with cities to promote and implement source-segregation and decentralized model of waste management. To scale up its impact, CSE had launched the ‘Forum of Cities that Segregate’ on December12, 2017. The Forum now has 26 members – from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Greater Hyderabad and Bobbili feature in the list.
CSE released here today the 2017-18 assessment report of the performance of 20 of these 26 Forum cities. Based on the findings of the assessment report, the best performers were selected and the Leaves Awards conferred on them.
The cities were assessed based on their performance in the six months since the Forum was launched. The parameters included segregation at source, collection, transportation, wet waste and dry waste processing, adoption of decentralised systems, the inclusion of informal sector in municipal systems and adoption and enforcement of SWM bye-laws and enforcement of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
The Greater Hyderabad report card
Greater Hyderabad, a million plus city, has segregation levels between 25-30 per cent. Door to door collection of segregated waste takes place daily in all 150 wards of the city. Waste is collected from the commercial establishments across the city once a day as well.
In six wards of the city, close to 10 per cent of the total households in the corporation are treating the waste at source. 418 of the total commercial establishments in the city including 108 bulk generators are also practising decentralised composting.
The city has one integrated waste management facility spread in the area of 351 acres in Jawarharnagar area. The facility has one windrow composting site, RDF centre, sanitary landfill and leachate treatment plant.
The Bobbili report card
Bobbili has been rated under the cities with population below 0.1 million. The city’s segregation percentage is between 50-55 per cent. All the wards are covered under door-to-door collection. At the time of collection from households, the waste collector further segregates into nine different fractions in the vehicle itself.
All the waste is taken to the Solid Waste Management Park. Once the segregated waste is received at the solid waste management park, wet waste is treated through composting and biomethanisation(biogas). For the treatment of wet waste, the city has two systems – centralised composting facility and biomethanisation plant. The facility receives close to 6 tonnes of dry waste every day. The dry wastes such as paper, plastic etc. are bailed using the hydraulic baling system and sold to the recycling industry.
The city has one sanitary landfill situated at Ramannadoravalasa which receives close to 30 per cent of the city waste. One dumpyard at Krishnapuram is in the process of remediation.
Both the cities are yet to adopt the bye-laws as per SWM Rules, 2016. Also, enforcement of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 is lax in both cities.
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