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Sep 12, 2010

Present situation in India

The latest table of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) handling/processing techniques used in different Indian cities is present at the beginning of the blog, under the blog's header. Scroll down, play around the FILTER keys option for a variety of insights about the present situation of MSW management in India.
Waste management was a house hold responsibility, but got transferred to centralized institutions due to shrinking living space and globalization. The Government of India (GOI) controls policy and regulations through Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). However, it is the responsibility of city administrations (municipal corporations) to enact these regulations, acting as a link between public and the government. GOI also provides the municipal corporations with tools like guides (National Master Plan for Development of Waste-to-Energy in India) and funding through initiatives like Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) to implement the regulations. Thus, municipalities are totally accountable to both public and the government and hold the most important role when it comes to waste management.


CH4 Methane
Carbon Dioxide
Government of India
INR Indian Rupee
JnNURM Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
LFG Landfill Gas
Mechanical Biological Treatment
MSW Municipal Solid Waste
NEERI National Environmental Engineering Research Institute
Refuse Derived Fuel
SLF Sanitary Landfill
SWM Solid Waste Management
USD United States Dollar
WPs Waste Pickers
WTE Waste-to-Energy
WTERT Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council