NOT IN MY BACKYARD – Solid Waste Mgmt in Indian Cities

NOT IN MY BACKYARD – Solid Waste Mgmt in Indian Cities

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  • $ 35.00

The 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 more and more waste and solid waste generation in our country is increasing. In such a scenario, we need to re-invent waste management in our country.

The book highlights solutions to this growing problem and shares case studies from cities that have been able to resolve the issue of solid waste management

It is ideal for practitioners, regulators, consultants, NGOs and students.

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  • Dear Ms. Swati
    Subject: Appropriate, sustainable urban waste management:

    Rightly this topic is brought out for discussions during the book-launch on "Not in my Back yard- N I M B Y effect - SWM in Indian Urbans",
    wherein it was discussed the need to reinvent garbage management in our cities so that we can process waste/ internally or externally of cities and not “landfill” fill land with in urban-scapes making more difficult for the living inhabitants with occupational impacts..etc....

    At the outset, for sustainable- remediation of urban wastes, we need to apply our minds to innovate on the requirement of an appropriate strategy. -- This calls for reinvention and novel- urban planning practices. Meaning that there is a need to incorporate and not negate the role of the recycling industry in waste management.

    Prudent transfer "urban to rural" of partly remedied bio- wastes :
    As we find that rail rakes- train/ truck bring into urbans loads of veggies. fruits, daily food needs bring into the city. In a similar manner, there could be train loads of compostable bio wastes in semi- cultured form duly shifted from cities/ urbans to barren wastelands/ in the hinterland of the rural states having barren lands.
    If this is taken on a project mode, a vast expanse of dry- desert areas could be transformed into green- pastures in a few years to come. Competent, prudent Urban planners can evolve a sustainable project design for a pilot. With concept on Smart City being mooted in most states, this idea as indicated could get a fillip and get implemented in the respective Smart City. .
    Clearance of sewage sludges from STPs having the original source from drain canals / storm drains etc..,
    Also, the dredged remains from the bottoms of sewer- channels, STPs and water- bodies could also be clubbed in this shifting program and all slurry duly moved to barren lands in the hinterland.
    All these sludges, slurry ex. STP, SWM etc. are value add-ons for less nutrient rural farm- soils.
    All these land areas could be enriched with bio-matter, nutrients and others.
    This concept may be assessed and pilot model may be designed etc..
    with well wishes,
    Ajit Seshadri

    The process would be eco-friendly, employement generating etc. as found appropriate, this matter could be given as reader's comments in your DTE. If the subject evinces interest, it can be researched and progressed.

    Wishing one and all - Happy Environment Day .

    Ajit Seshadri

    Comments on Editorial on
    Garbage is about recycling by Sunita Narain

    Posted by: Er. Ajit Seshadri | 2 years ago | Reply
  • Dear Sunita ji and Swati

    Our company, Vasudha Projects is into Biodegradable plastics and Innovative solid waste management. We pushed hard with municipalities in India to no avail.

    I have read the brief and is buying this book, which seems to me, has come at an opportune time and looks at innovative solutions. The solution has to be local and sustainable to work.

    Hope many policy planners and more importantly municipalities mayor and Commissioner read this book and make technological innovation, financoally executable and possible.

    Thanks a lot
    Pranay Kumar, CEO, Vasudha Ecofriends Projects


    Posted by: Pranay Kumar | 2 years ago | Reply
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