Solapur, a textile and bidi manufacturing hub, is one of the major cities of Maharashtra that attracts a sizeable number of visitors for business or commercial purposes. The city is also of religious importance with more than five lakh pilgrims visiting the Siddheshwar Temple, every year.
Coimbatore with a decadal growth rate of around 20% is a rapidly growing city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Known as Manchester of India, the city is undertaking numerous initiatives towards improving basic services and quality of life of citizens.
Indore, being the largest and the most populous city in Madhya Pradesh with a population of around 20 lakh (according to the 2011 census), the Indore Municipal Corporation considers sanitation and solid waste management as its topmost priority. Ranked as the cleanest city in India, according to the Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2017, IMC is aiming for 100 per cent coverage of solid waste management.
Tackling waste is a problem of plenty. However, by just implementing comprehensive waste segregation and management plan, Mahabalipuram, a temple town in Tamil Nadu, has shown the entire country how to be 100 per cent waste-free.
The Indian state plans to deploy the funds to improve basic infra in 32 mission cities Rs.8,279 cr investment proposed in 5 years to ensure water and sewerage connections to all urban households.
The Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal shares his vision of a clean and green city with additional pro-citizen features in the next three years, while Mangaluru is working towards a economic growth model by forming an alliance between all key stakeholders.
Suhas Dixit, CMD, Pyrocrat Systems LLP talks about the problem of solid waste management system in India, and lack of proper recycling options, which in turn has lead to huge landfills – causing almost 1.3 per cent of its land gets converted into waste land every year
The Panvel Municipal Council (PMC) is planning to light up about 100 street lights by using bi-gas, using a grant of Rs 25 lakh to revive its defunct bio-gas plant.
The Urban Development ministry has approved action plans for a total of 143 projects, with major funds diverted towards sewerage projects. The other area of focus has been improving water supply in these cities.
The Centre and the Uttar Pradesh state government have joined hands to offer Rs 4,000 each for construction a toilet in every household.