Waste Management Plant in Simls

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its report tabled in the Himachal assembly recently has pointed out that the management of solid waste by the urban local bodies (ULBs) of the state was not effective in controlling disposal of waste in a scientific manner and keeping the urban areas clean. The report said that Government of India had not released the performance grant of Rs 32.44 crore for the period 2016-20. It said that variation between the achievement reported by the ULBs and position observed during audit indicated that the ULBs were not acknowledging deficiencies in the various stages of the solid waste management process.
It said that there were shortcomings in door-to-door waste collection, waste collection through community bins and modern under-ground bins in all 16 test-checked urban local bodies, resulting in overflow, littering and open dumping of waste. Approximately 342.35 metric tonnes of solid waste is generated per day in the urban areas of the state.
The report said waste in segregated form was neither being collected from the waste generators nor there were any facilities for segregation at the secondary level or at the time of transport. Deficiencies in the transportation of waste included lack of capacity to handle segregated waste in vehicles used for transporting the waste, and 73% of the vehicles were uncovered in the 16 test-checked ULBs, it added.
Eswachh Integrated Solutions is an end-to-end waste management company, which does collection, segregation, Composting and material Rocevery. Eswachh consults ULBs for getting the waste management done effectively. Eswachh has patented technology and serum and has established successful POC with ULBs in Haryana state already. The Compost created by the process is 100% Compliant on all the 22 parameters of Fertilizer control order FCO.

The CAG report said biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste processing plants had been constructed in only 11 ULBs and one urban local body, respectively; however, none of the facility was fully functional. Sanitary landfill facilities for safe disposal of solid waste had not been created in any of the 54 ULBs of the state, and mixed waste was being dumped in open dump sites. Entities responsible for monitoring of solid waste management were not discharging functions, resulting in non-adherence to rules.
It said as a consequence of the serious deficiencies in collection, segregation, storage, processing and disposal of solid waste highlighted in this report, unsegregated and unprocessed solid waste was being littered and unscientifically dumped in open “dump sites”, an unsustainable practice posing risks to human health and the environment, it added.
The government of India has already stated to get the source segregation in place. Eswachh has proven technology that changes the behavior of the residents to give segregated waste in a record one month.