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Waste-to-compost PPP project set up by municipal body

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Published : Jun 13, 2018, 5:25 am IST
Updated : Jun 13, 2018, 5:25 am IST

A senior SDMC official said that the wet (green) waste is being transported to the vermin-composting pits at the site near Mahila Park.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation
 South Delhi Municipal Corporation

New Delhi: The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has set up a waste-to-compost project at Trilokpuri under Swachchh Bharat Mission for decentralisation of  household waste management.

Deputy mayor Kiran Vaid launched the project on Tuesday. The project is a first-of-its-kind and is based on PPP model being implemented in a resettlement colony of Trilokpuri.

According to the deputy mayor, the Phase-1 of the project involves door-to-door waste collection service for around 2,500 household from Block 13 and 25 of Trilokpuri.

“All households are being provided two dustbins to collect their waste. Besides, they are also being educated to collect dry and wet waste separately. Live live demonstrations and sessions are being held to educate people,” said Ms Vaid.

A senior SDMC official said that the wet (green) waste is being transported to the vermin-composting pits at the site near Mahila Park.

The project would not only reduce the cost incurred for the collection, transportation and disposal of waste by the civic body, but also help reduce burden on landfill sites, enhance environmental awareness among people of Trilokpuri and engage informal sector in managing waste, he added.

“The project is being run by EDMC in collaboration with Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE). It has also been supported by CII and funded under CSR by Sleepwell and co-funded by IGL and DCM Shriram Industries,” she said.

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