Hyderabadi generates 500 gms of waste per day

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on March 11, 2015

"An average Hyderabadi generates around 500 grams of waste per day while it is 2000 grams in the USA", according to Ravi Kant, Director General of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)

“Waste is directly proportional to the growth. One megawatt of electricity can be generated from 80 tonnes of waste," he said while taking part in a panel discussion on "Making PPPs Work in Urban Sector" at the College here on Wednesday.

Ravi Kant, who has practical experiencing of managing 40 waste management projects- industrial, medical and municipal, said: "Political will and community involvement are must for the successful management of waste in any country. The Union Government’s Swachh Bharat initiative is taking care of the most important political will and now the involvement of the community remains the key for the success of this programme."

Officials from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Mizoram and Andhra Pradesh took part in the 3-day programme.

Referring to PPP in waste management, he mentioned the success story of Hyderabad Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Project and Gorai Scientific Landfill Closure Project taken up by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which could earn Rs.72 crore through carbon credit deal.

Published on March 11, 2015

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