Under the Forum of Cities that Segregate, set up by CSE, 20 cities from 13 states have been brought together to commit to 100 per cent waste segregation by October 2019. Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh has committed to becoming 100 per cent decentralized and has started segregation in all its 33 wards. In Patna, two wards have started segregation at source and decentralized processing by composting. In Imphal, one ward has started segregation at source.
The Maharashtra State Urban Development Department and Civic Response Team (CRT) has reached out to CSE to bring more cities of Maharashtra on board and help constitute a state-level forum for Maharashtra.