Thursday, 18 December 2014

Solid waste management one of the admissible components under Swachh Bharat Mission

Municipal Solid Waste Management including management of Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste is a State subject. The Ministry of Urban Development acts as a facilitator in framing broad policies, programmes and guidelines on sanitation including municipal solid waste management and also supplements the efforts of State Governments/ULB through central assistance. 

Ministry of Urban Development has launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on 2nd October, 2014. The Mission covers all 4041 statutory towns/cities as per 2011 census. Solid waste management is one of the admissible components under SBM. 

Ministry of Urban Development issued an advisory to all State Governments on 31st October, 2013 stating that the construction & demolition (C&D) waste can be beneficially used by proper processing and recycling to suffice for raw material which is increasingly becoming scarce resources in many states. 

Under SBM Financial assistance upto 20% as viability gap funding (VGF) for solid waste management including recycling of construction and demolition waste shall be admissible to the State Governments for implementation of projects. 

Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Municipal Corporation of Delhi has set up a Public Private Partnership (PPP) facilities at Burari to reuse construction and demolition (C&D) waste by converting the waste to pavement blocks, kerbstones and as sub-base in road construction. The facility at Burari receives 500 TPD of C&D waste daily. 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development Shri Babul Supriyo in a written reply to Shri Pramod Tiwari, Dr T.Subbarami Reddy, Shri Darshan Singh Yadav, and Shri P. Bhattacharya in the Rajya Sabha today.

Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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