Karnataka approves new SWM policy and strategy document

The Karnataka government has approved the state’s Urban Solid Waste Management (SWM) Policy-2020 and the Urban Solid Waste Management Strategy-2020.

The new policy sets an ambitious target of achieving 100% segregation at source of solid waste in all urban local bodies across the State by 2021. The new policy also aims to reduce waste going to landfills to less than 30% of the total waste generated by 2025.

The policy was prepared by the Directorate of Municipal Administration in compliance with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, and is applicable to all ULBs in the State, reports The Hindu.

According to the policy, most of the ULBs in the State spent maximum portion of their overall budget for waste management on collection and transportation of solid waste. The new policy calls for focus and effort on segregation of waste and proper processing of waste.

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