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COVE R S TORY
WA S T E M A N AG E M E N T
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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015
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Household
Level
Coverage
100%
Segregation of
MSW
100%
Scientific
Disposal of
MSW
100%
Collection
Efficiency of
MSW
100%
Cost Recovery
of MSW
100%
MSW
Recovery
80%
Target Set for MSW Management in the 12th Plan
this vision, the government is focussing on providing all sup-
port to municipal bodies to come up with design, execution
and operation plans for waste disposal systems. There is also
an emphasis on private-sector participation and public-private
partnership (PPP) in capital expenditure and operation and
maintenance costs for sanitary facilities.
The opportunity implications of India’s waste management are
also immense. “Growing urbanisation has ensured that India will
have a wastemanagement market to the tune of US$ 13.62 billion
by 2025,” says Ambarish Kumar Verma, CEO, NOVONOUS, a
market research company. “There is a need for huge investments
for the disposal of the waste and in recycling sectors,” adds Ravi
Agarwal, Director, Toxic Links, a major not-for-profit organisation
engaged in environment issues. Further, in a Digital India with
100 smart cities on the anvil, automated waste collection systems
will be the norm. This again is a charming business opportunity
for global and domestic waste management and ancillary indus-
tries. The industry is already giving serious thought to emerging
opportunities and how they can be leveraged. Recently, Confedera-
tion of Indian Industry (CII) inked pacts with global technology
firms Siemens and Hitachi. The industry led consortia will spear-
head the conceptualisation and implementation of pilot projects
in smart cities. Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and IBM, among other
major technology players are already on board the bandwagon.
The flagship programmes announced so far have already
kicked off public discourse on the way forward. Inmid-February
this year, the Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technol-
ogy, Environment and Forests, on a study visit to various cities,
met officials of the government, NGOs and industry members
in Amritsar and discussed pollution and waste management
issues, in order to make recommendations to the Centre on the
same. Earlier, it had visited Mumbai and Visakhapatnam. In
mid-March, Supreme Court Judge Ranjan Gogoi, citing indus-
in urban areas… We can very well visualise the problems that
are going to come in the next 35 years. Problem lies not in the
law, but in its implementation,” he was quoted as saying. At the
same session, Professor C Visvanathan of the Asian Institute
of Technology, Thailand, pointed out that in terms of job gen-
eration, landfills were not a viable avenue as around 10 thou-
sand tonnes of waste disposed in a landfill can employ only six
people, while when recycled, it involves 36 people. The focus,
therefore, has to clearly be on the latter.
Source: Report of the Task Force on Waste to Energy of the Planning Commission
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trial data, declared that by
2025, India will be gener-
ating 300 metric tonnes
of waste. He was speak-
ing at a technical session
on municipal solid waste
management at a confer-
ence held in Delhi. Justice
Gogoi, like many experts,
rejected landfills calling
them an environmental
hazard and rooted for bet-
ter waste management
techniques. Terming
waste disposal to be a
US$ 400 billion industry,
he exhorted the gathering
to look at waste from this
“point of view”. He was
also in favour of increased
private participation in
waste treatment. “In
developing countries, 64
per cent population lives
Opportunities in Waste
Management for
Global Players
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