Waste Management By Bulk Waste Generators in Agra

September 15, 2023

Highlights

  • As per the latest ANN records, current municipal solid waste generation in Agra is 916 TPD and per capita waste generation is 0.48 kg
  • As per MoHUA guidelines, BWGs are responsible for 30-40 per cent of the total waste generated in cities.
  • There are more than 2,000 bulk waste generators spread across the city

Accoring to Census 2011, Agra has a population of about 1.58 million residing within its municipal limits.1 However, as per Agra Nagar Nigam’s (ANN) official record, the current population of Agra is approximately 1.9 million, with a floating population of about 0.3 million.2

The city is divided into four administrative zones—Hariparvat, Chhatta, Lohamandi and Tajganj (see Map 1: Map of Agra under Agra Nagar Nigam). Each zone is divided into 25 wards to make a total of 100 wards in the city. In the study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in 2020, it was estimated that the city generates around 796 tonnes per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW), which brings its per capita waste generation to between 0.37–0.45 kg per day.3 But, as per the latest ANN records (city solid waste action plan submitted by ANN to the state government), current municipal solid waste generation in Agra is 916 TPD and per capita waste generation is 0.48 kg. 

 

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