“PPPs vital for investment and technology efficiency for waste management”

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Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Mr Hardeep Singh Puri has said that public-private partnerships will be vital for financing, low-cost technologies, new business models and innovative monitoring mechanism to meet the growing demand for solid and liquid waste management.

Addressing a session at the 5th ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards and India Sanitation Conclave 2021, Mr Puri said, “With the launch of the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation, the government aims to make an ODF India garbage-free and water secure.”

The SMBU 2.0, said Mr Puri, will provide an impetus to the city governments to comprehensively plan measures for sludge management, wastewater treatment, source segregation of garbage, reduction in single-use plastic and management of construction and demolition waste and bioremediation of dumpsite.

“In a mere seven years, we have increased the solid waste processing capacity from 18 to 70 per cent,” the Minister said.

Disclaimer: This article is taken from a press release issued by FICCI.

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