BBMP gets EU assistance for waste management

Bengaluru’s Koromangala waste management facility received a visit from the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to India, Mr Ugo Astuto.

The EU and German Federal Ministry of the Environment and Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)-funded Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) are supporting Bengaluru in its transition to low-carbon solid waste management technologies in line with circular economy principles.

The NAMA project aims to provide technical and financial support to BBMP for setting up new plants and revamping of existing Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), compost facilities and bio-methanation plants. The project will also support in creating a role-model source segregation system through citizen engagement and demonstrating models for integrating the informal sector in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru is one of the five lighthouse cities chosen for the NAMA Support project funded under the NAMA Facility. Other locations include Goa, Tiruchirappalli, Varanasi, and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The project is being implemented by GIZ.

The project has the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) as the nodal agency and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) as the implementation partner. The project is working with various State bodies as well.

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