How’s Delhi doing on Waste Management?

As per latest news from various online sources, an incentive fund of five crores has been proposed in the budget presentation of SDMC Standing Committee to motivate and encourage Delhi’s RWAs for waste segregation.

It is necessary to make people of Delhi aware to segregate the waste originating from the source or residential or commercial areas. SDMC has plans to undertake up to 10 Lakh development work in 100% Waste Segregation Societies and Localities. Last to last year, SDMC had made it mandatory to conduct waste segregation at the source itself. The pilot project had been initiated in RK Puram. SDMC had instructed residents of RK Puram, Andrews Ganj and Janakpuri selected wards to segregate the waste at the source.

According to the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, the waste must be collected at the source in residential and commercial areas. Kitchen waste or vegetable waste should be dumped in a green dust bin and dry waste such as plastic bottles or milk pouches in a blue dust bin. Such an initiative of the government will encourage the people of Delhi to segregate the garbage coming out of the house at home.

Every year several million tonnes of garbage waste originates from the metro cities of India, most of which goes into landfills. People who know how to separate garbage at home are able to generate income from wet waste and dry waste. Whosever generates bulk garbage in a restaurant or household will have to manage solid waste well. Failure to do so will result in penalty or user charge.

The Union Ministry for Urban Development also started the Compost Banao, Compost Apnao campaign few years ago with Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador to promote waste management and composting in urban areas under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Mission.

If you are aware of any other environmental initiatives from the government, please share them on the Mission Green Delhi platform and make the people around you aware to make Delhi greener and cleaner.

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