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Lid waste management argued that urban India was already producing some 80000 MT of waste a day It projected that by 2047 India would be producing 260 million tonnes of waste annually needing over 1400 s km of landfills This is an area eual to Hyderabad Mumbai and Chennai put togetherCSE deputy director general Chandra Bhushan said As India becomes literate and politically aware most cities are encountering stiff resistance when they attempt to dispose of waste in somebody else’s backyard In Pune Bengaluru Panaji Alleppey and Gurgaon village communities have been up in arms against the dumping of waste by a neighbouring city This resistance will continue to grow Cities are also finding it difficult to secure ‘environmental approval’ for their landfillsSunita Narain said What is absolutely clear to us as we researched for this report is that technology for waste disposal is not the problem The problem is two fold One households and institutions are not responsible for management through segregation or payment of the waste they generate Two there is an absolute collapse of financial and institutional human capacity and so accountability in our municipal systemsIn this scenario the best option is what we have found exists in Kerala where municipalities have withdrawn from the waste business People segregate and compost; informal recyclers collect and sell This is perhaps the most exciting model for future waste business in the country And even if it cannot be emulated completely it holds important lessons for other cities added NarainThe book release and the Clean City Awards will be followed by a day long workshop on July 12th 2016 to share best practices from across the country in solid waste management Representatives from the cities rated by CSE municipal authorities and regulators media people and civil society functionaries will come together to deliberate on the three key phrases of the workshop Reinvention Opportunities and Way Ahead. Didn t make uick progress on it Was left aside during shifting Picked it up again and read it religiously till finished Learnt a bit about waste management and a lot about Indian scenario

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About the BookThe book is an attempt to highlight the present status of solid waste management in the country and what should be the way ahead It is clear that cities are producing and waste and solid waste generation in our country is increasing In such a scenario we need to re invent waste management in our countryThe book highlights solutions to this growing problem and shares case studies from cities that have been able to resolve the issue of solid waste managementIt is ideal for practitioners regulators consultants NGOs and studentsPress Release CSE’s Clean City Awards conferred on three Indian cities Urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu to give away the awards CSE’s book on solid waste management in Indian cities Not in my backyard will be released by Naidu CSE rated Indian cities on their management of solid waste; metros like Delhi feature at the bottom of the heap The book is one of the first of its kind attempts in India to understand the state of solid waste management in the country the numbers behind it the gaps that exist and the path towards harnessing the opportunitiesNew Delhi July 11 2016 Alappuzha Panaji and Mysuru are three of the cleanest cities in India with municipal waste management systems that actually work – says a latest rating by Centre for Science and Environment CSE The three cities will be awarded CSE’s Clean City Award here today by the Union urban development minister M Venkaiah NaiduMr Naidu will also officially release CSE’s latest report on solid waste management in Indian cities titled Not in my backyard CSE director general Sunita Narain said This book started as a survey we wanted to know simply which city is India’s cleanest We knew that once we found out which is the cleanest we would also find out what makes it so This would give us the answers for future policyApart from several new and exciting findings what also became clear was the imperative need for policy changes in garbage m. I picked up the book because I have been interested in this issue Rather I ve been deeply concerned Right across where I live is a garbage bin and every day I see it fill up in no time I keep wishing I could do something to help and reading this book is perhaps a startThe book offers a fairly comprehensive account of the issue of solid waste management including key data and some interesting case studies Next I am hoping that I can pick some key points to make a ten minute presentation which I can share with friends and colleagues

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Anagement CSE had assumed that this was a much researched area which however was not the case The last survey to understand uantity and composition was done over a decade ago The methodology used to calculate waste generated is to simply extrapolate an assumed uantity estimate with the population There is however no real on ground data available In addition not much information is available on the composition of waste regarding organic bio degradable or plastic or the uantum In essence what had started as a survey was turning out into a gap analysisIn 2007 the Comptroller and Auditor General of India CAG published a damning report on the first generation of solid waste management and a lack of compliance with MSW Municipal Solid Waste Rules The report found waste was collected in 22 per cent of 56 sampled municipalities segregation was done in 10 per cent storage in 17 per cent transportation using covered trucks was done in 18 per cent of the sampled municipalities and only 11 per cent had waste processing capabilities The report also found that only six municipalities had landfills others were dumping in open sitesAs an example of how bad things were in December 2006 a convoy of garbage trucks working for the Kochi municipality was caught in Bandipur national park in the neighbouring state of Karnataka smuggling waste from the city for illegal dumping in the forestAccording to Central Pollution Control Board CPCB estimates over 90 per cent of Indian cities with a functional collection system dispose of their waste in landfills These landfills are not made according to stipulated sanitary standards In 2008 CPCB’s monitoring of cities found that 24 out of 59 cities were making use of landfills covering 1900 hectares of land Another 17 planned to create landfills Since land was becoming scarce within city limits municipalities were looking for regional sites to dump their wasteIn 2009 the Department of Economic Affairs’s position paper on so. For being almost one of the only books of its kind and for being as thorough in its research NIMBY you have my 455 Read the book if you ve ever wondered where your waste goes

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    I picked up the book because I have been interested in this issue Rather I've been deeply concerned Right across

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    For being almost one of the only books of its kind and for being as thorough in its research NIMBY you have my 4

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    Didn't make uick progress on it Was left aside during shifting Picked it up again and read it religiously till fin

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    This is from my blog entry on this bookI just finished reading the new book Not in my Backyard and viewing the short accompanying documentary of the same title Both are put out by the Centre for Science and Environment publishers of Down to Earth magazine This is such important work to do a survey of solid waste managemen

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