Implementation of CREDAI Clean City Movement at BMC’s Park in Bandra
As part of Community Social Responsibility, Rustomjee in association with CREDAI Clean City Movement and BMC set up Organic Waste Composters for Solid Waste Management for residents near Guru Nanak Park, Bandra West.
Unlike all Municipal Gardens, Gurunanak Park also had some reserved space for `Compost Pit’, which is utilized for setting-up CCCM’s’ Bio-Digester Bins. CCCM is recognized for treating bio-degradable wet waste and converting it into Organic Manure using an Aerobic Microbial system. With this project approx. 2.5 tons of wet waste will not go to the dumping ground.
Implementation of the system was done on Saturday, 20th October 2018, in a formal inaugural programme in presence of Asst. Commissioner, MCGM – Mr Sharad Ughade and Corporator Ms Swapna Mhatre and Mr Boman Irani, CMD, Rustomjee and Vice President-CREDAI-National and CREDAI-MCHI. MrUghade obliged the ladies from nearby buildings to cut the ribbon as they will be actually participating in the #sourcelevelsegregation initiative.
On this occasion, Mr Sharad Ughade spoke to the residents about the need of Decentralised Solid Waste Management and appreciated ideal solution organic composters conceptualized by CREDAI. He wished to replicate this model in other BMC Parks.
According to a Planning Commission report on Waste Management, 377 million people living in 7,935 urban centres generate 62 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste per year, which is based on an average per capita generation of 450gm per person per day. Urban local bodies spend around INR 500 to INR 1,500 on per metric ton on solid waste management, out of which 60% to 70% is usually spent on collection and 20% to 30% on transportation.
Indian infrastructure sector has received a boost with the government’s focus on smart cities and development. Both commercial and residential segments have witnessed a growth across the country. With a growing number of high-rise buildings, commercial business parks and industrial complexes being developed, there is an increase in solid waste output. This calls for an efficient waste management system since an inefficient one has led to all types of pollution.