Waste-wise Cities: Best practices in municipal solid waste management – a comprehensive knowledge repository of how Indian cities are managing their solid waste – was released on 6th December by NITI Aayog along with Sunita Narain, director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
India’s solid waste management sector has witnessed unparalleled growth in last few years.
The Swachh Bharat Mission Phase 2 is launched to further strengthen the efforts for a clean India.
The report, titled ”Waste-Wise Cities: Best Practices in Municipal Solid Waste Management”, documents best practices from 28 cities in 15 states of India.
The new report is the result of a country-wide study and survey jointly conducted by NITI Aayog and CSE. NITI Aayog and CSE will jointly host workshops to disseminate the learning with cities across the nation.
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0?
The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0, launched on September 1, 2021, is now based on a clear strategy for solid waste management in cities – a strategy that focuses source segregation, material reprocessing, and zero-landfills.
This change needs to be recognised and disseminated so that waste does not add to contamination and become a public health menace. Waste should become a resource to be reworked, reused, and up cycled.