Solid Waste Management taking care of in Urban India

Growing need and consciousness to save the environment is grabbing a lot of attention of the Indian government. This has led to the major fund allotment in this domain. Solid Waste management forms a significant segment of the environment conservation initiation.

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), recently apprised that Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is taking care of Swacch Bharat Mission of the Urban areas. Solid waste management has been a major area of concentration for these government bodies. An amount of 7,424.24 crores has been allocated for the period of 2014-15 to 2019-20 for the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Projects.

MoHUA is responsible for periodic audits of the measures taken by different organisations of the state. As per a report of 2016-2017, submitted by MoHUA, it is evaluated that approximately 1,50,000 T/day of waste is generated. Out of this, 20% is processed and the rest is forwarded to the dumping site.

Dr. Sharma also informed that the government has revised the rules and regulations with regard to the Waste Management. Some of the rules that have been implemented for the fruitful management of wastes across the country are as follows:
Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016
Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2016
E-waste Management Rules, 2016
Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016.

We hope that this fundraise brings a fresh air of alleviated disposal waste and well planned clean society.