Three city areas become model localities for waste management (GS-2, 3 The Hindu)

Context:- Solid Waste Management Rules 2016:

  • applicable beyond municipal areas and have included urban agglomerations, census towns, notified industrial townships etc.
  • focus on segregation of waste at source, responsibility on the manufacturer to dispose of sanitary.
  • bio-degradable waste should be processed
  • residual waste shall be given to the waste collectors or agency as directed by the local authority
  •  use of compost, conversion of waste into energy
  • Central Monitoring Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary
  • Rules for the Safe Treatment of Legacy Waste prescribe bio-remediation and bio-mining.
  • Urbaser-Sumeet, the company that has taken over garbage collection and transport and cleaning of streets.

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