The third virtual roundtable of ‘No Time To Waste’, a series organized by SolidWasteIndia, in partnership with Theistic Business Consultants, saw top government officials and ULBs in the southern states share their views on the biggest challenges facing their respective cities in SWM.
Mr. C. Krishna Moorthy, Senior Environmental Engineer, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, highlighted the state’s efforts in managing its waste, including two waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that were helping process the dry waste generated in the state. Mr Moorthy shared that proper waste segregation and transportation were the biggest challenge facing the state’s municipal authorities.
Dr. N.Ramesh, Senior Environmental Engineer, DSTE Pondicherry Pollution Control Committee highlighted the efforts of his civic body in managing the city’s waste, while Dr KSLG Sastry, Chief Medical officer (Health), Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) shared his municipality’s success story. “Waste management is on top of our agenda and we have a clear strategy for it in our municipality,” Mr Ramesh elaborated.
Experts from the waste management field provided their insights on recycling including Mr Ashish Jain – Director, Indian Pollution Control Association, Mr S Sampath – Chairman, NSWAI South India Chapter, Mr Sanjay Kumar – Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI) and Mr Umesh Kumar – Indian Plastics Institute (IPI).
Joining them in the closed-door session were private waste sector leaders sharing how they can offer solutions to these challenges. They provided useful information on the services and technologies they can offer the municipalities to address these issues. These included Nihot Recycling Technology, Greenscape Eco Management Pvt. Ltd., Axens India, Lamor India, Radix Lifespace, JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd, Hitachi Zosen, Terex and Urbaser Sumeet.
You can watch the virtual roundtable on our YouTube channel: SolidWasteIndia
SolidWasteIndia, in partnership with Theistic Business Consultants, is organizing a series of regional virtual roundtables with key public and private sector leaders to discuss some of the biggest challenges – and solutions to India’s waste management sector. The first session on October 11 was held recently for a select group of invitees from the Western region followed by the second session in Northern India, which was held on October 20.