The 2014 report of the Planning Commission Committee chaired by K Kasturirangan found that 62 million tonnes (MT) of municipal solid waste (MSW) was produced per year, which is based on an average of 0.45 kilo per capita, per day, for IndiaÃ†s urban population.
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Waste segregation at source is a major hindrance
Waste-to-power plants yet to take off
The proposal to generate power from waste continues to remain a non-starter with the successive state governments having miserably failed to take forward the initiative of converting waste into energy despite availability of large amount of municipal solid waste.
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Waste to Energy Report
A Task Force on Â“Waste to EnergyÂ” has submitted its report to the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia. The Task Force was constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan to identify technically feasible, financially affordable and environmentally sound processing and disposal technologies for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). It had also evaluated technological options, financial mechanisms and institutional arrangements to enhance resource recovery and promote
Govt begins trial run on STP at Muttathara
Reports indicate that the government began trial runs on the sewage treatment plant (STP) at Muttathara in Thiruvananthapuram. The government would conduct the trial run for the first three months, reports indicate. The original capacity of the plant is 107 million litre per day, but only 42 mn ld sewage reach the STP from the core areas of the city
Plea for attracting pvt investment in infra sector
Planning Commission deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia asked Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to promote private participation in the development of physical infrastructure. Ahluwalia urged Goa to try and cover all urban areas with sewerage network using latest technology to achieve the goal of total sanitation in the state. He offered the Planning Commission's full support to Goa in solid waste management and to make Goa plastic free
Govt prepares waste management plan
Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar prepared plans to set up a modern and scientific waste management system in Bangalore. The plan, which aims to set up one processing unit in each of Bangaloreâ€™s 28 assembly constituencies, aims to decentralize waste processing in the long-term.