Chennai invests heavily to mechanize waste collection

The Headquarters of Chennai Municipal Corporation, Ripon Building

The Greater Chennai Corporation is making efforts to mechanise its core activities through the purchase of equipment for garbage collection.

Proposals worth Rs 200 crore are in the pipeline to procure mini amphibians which clean smaller waterbodies, robotic excavators which will dig deep into canals and bring out waste buried for years, and high-pressure jet-rodding machines which will de-silt choked drains, reports The Times of India.

Funds have been obtained from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), with a small contribution from the corporation’s own reserves.

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