Cleanest Cities of India: How cities resolved their garbage problem?

A  new docu-series showcases nine Indian cities with nine separate waste management models that need to be replicated to help other cities give a new direction to their waste management future

By DTE Staff
Published: Friday 07 January 2022

There is a silent transformation happening across the country. Slow and steady changes which are spreading across cities, towns and municipalities. A change towards cleanliness, towards proper garbage collection and disposal, and most importantly towards scientific solid waste management.

More Indians have begun living in cities. Some 35 per cent now live in cities, up from 28 per cent in 2001. Currently, urban India generates around 65 million tonnes of municipal solid waste annually.

It is predicted that this volume will increase to 165 million tonnes by 2030! But, there is good news.

India’s solid waste management strategy is now designed for material recovery and reuse. It is an approach towards a truly circular economy. This will make policy and practice even more environment friendly as it will demand full reutilisation of materials and no waste.

Some 28 cities across the country are following this newly designed strategy. These cities are a learning laboratory and their success story needs to be heard, witnessed and showcased to reach the people.

This docu-series showcases nine cities with nine separate themes. These models need to be replicated to help other cities give a new direction to their waste management future.

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