AMC launches Waste Segregation Pilot Project to tackle unsegregated waste issue in Ahmedabad
In an effort to address the growing problem of unsegregated waste, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has introduced a waste segregation pilot project in the city. With an allocation of Rs. 96 lakhs, this initiative aims to tackle the challenges associated with solid waste management.
The agency will undertake the responsibility of collecting & segregating waste
Solid waste management has become a pressing concern for many cities, and Ahmedabad is no exception. Despite the presence of separate dustbins for wet and dry waste by the authorities, only a small fraction of citizens actively engage in waste division. Recognizing the need for a solution, the AMC has taken the step to implement a waste segregation pilot project.
As part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the AMC had previously received a grant of Rs 100 crores, with Rs 20 crores specifically allocated for waste management. Now, the waste segregation pilot project has been granted a budget of Rs 96 lakhs under that division.
The responsibility of collecting and segregating dry and wet waste for 40,000 houses in Khadia and 4,00,000 houses in Jamalpur has been entrusted to Srishti Waste Management Services, the agency awarded with the contract. The agency will receive a monthly payment of Rs. 16 lakhs and will undergo evaluation every two months to ensure effective implementation.
Raising awareness among citizens
Beyond waste management, the project's primary objective is to raise awareness among citizens about their individual responsibility to segregate waste. By encouraging active participation, the AMC aims to instill a sense of environmental consciousness and promote sustainable waste management practices among residents.
With the waste segregation pilot project underway, the AMC hopes to pave the way for a cleaner and greener Ahmedabad, setting an example for other cities grappling with similar waste management challenges.