June 18, 2020
In 2016, CSE published Not in My Backyard: Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities. Presenting the results of a survey of waste management and best practices in 14 Indian cities, it has become a seminal work in the field. The big takeaway was that basics like door-to-door collection and segregation were key to a good waste management system.
Subsequently, CSE launched the ‘Forum of Cities that Segregate’ and published an Assessment Report rating select cities from the forum that manage and segregate their municipal waste most efficiently.
Following in the footsteps of these publications, CSE has carried out a fresh survey of 10 ranked Indian cities. How are Indian cities faring now compared to where they were at the beginning of the Swachh Bharat Mission? Have new lessons been drawn or have old ones been reiterated? Read the report to discover answers to these and many more questions.