HP and Uttarakhand claim 100% door to door waste collection

Sharda Sagar Dam, Uttarakhand

Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have achieved 100 per cent door-to-door collection of solid waste, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has said. The Ministry said that both states shared the details in a review meeting chaired by MoHUA Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra, reports IANS.

At a review meeting with top MoHUA officials, state representatives informed that source segregation of waste is practised in 100 per cent of the wards in Himachal Pradesh and 65 per cent of the wards in Uttarakhand. Himachal Pradesh officials said that it processed 369.46 tonnes Per Day (TPD) or 98 per cent of the waste in the state while Uttarakhand’s figure was 901.45 TPD.

The MoHUA Secretary has said that the Ambikapur Model implemented by the government of Chhattisgarh is a classic example of source segregation resulting in value increase. He advised the state government to depute a team of municipal functionaries and ragpickers to Ambikapur.

Picture Credit: Harmandeepsinghkang, SHARDA SAGAR DAM 01, CC BY-SA 4.0

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