Govt approves plan to clear legacy waste sites in 3 states

The Centre has approved the action plans of three states – Rajasthan, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh – as well as Chandigarh for the remediation of legacy municipal trash at dump yards in 171 municipal areas across the country, including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Nizamabad, Karim Nagar, Nellore, and Guntur.

Officials from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh said they are finalising their plans and will submit them in the coming weeks.

As part of its plan to make urban areas garbage-free under the Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0, which the government launched on October 1 last year, the Centre is providing financial assistance to state governments for a variety of tasks, including the remediation of all legacy wastes over the next two years.

The Centre has set the target to remediate 16 crore tonnes of legacy waste dump sites occupying nearly 15,000 acres across urban areas.

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