NOT IN MY BACKYARD: Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities

Book Release and workshop: Patna, Bihar

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi is conducting a workshop in Patna, Bihar on Solid Waste Management on 14th December, 2016 to release its report ‘Not in My Backyard: Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities’ and discuss the agenda for a clean Bihar.

We have been to some of the cleanest cities across the country and have rated them. 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. We have incorporated all our findings in our book: ‘Not in My Backyard’.

The objective of this programme is to discuss the roadmap for a Swachh Bihar. It is clear that waste management needs to be reinvented in our cities. In light of the new Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, segregation at source is imperative and the shift needs to be towards treatment and processing. The meeting shall discuss the existing situation of state in terms of solid waste management, the new rules and some of the best practices across the country on solid waste management.

The programme is ideal for regulators, practitioners, consultants, academicians and NGOs working in solid waste management.

Date: December 14, 2016 
Timing: workshop 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM 
Book release: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Venue: Auditorium, AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna, Bihar