Chennai to privatize SWM in two new areas

The Greater Chennai Corporation plans to privatize solid waste management in Royapuram and Thiru Vi Ka Nagar and is set to call for tenders in March. A consultant has been appointed to study the collection and transport of solid waste in these two zones and the requirement for its disposal and treatment. However, activists are calling for infrastructure to process 85% of the waste to be put in place before the tender is called.

Challenges for waste collection and disposal in the zones include the density of population, mixed land use, industrial waste, and lack of space to keep garbage bins. The zones generate about 1,350 tonnes of waste daily and have challenging areas for waste management, reports The Times of India

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