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Anand Mahindra praises Indore for waste management system; says will pave way for zero landfill

In a tweet, Anand Mahindra praised the city for adopting waste segregation at source to a six-bin system and called it a 'remarkable step'. According to Mahindra, the waste segregation to a six-bin system will 'pave the way for zero landfills in the coming years'

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Anand Mahindra praises Indore for waste management system; says will pave way for zero landfill
Indore has bagged the cleanest city of India award-- the Swachh Survekshan award-- for four years in a row

Anand Mahindra on Friday commended the city of Indore on Twitter for establishing innovative waste management practices. In a tweet, Mahindra praised the city for adopting waste segregation at source to a six-bin system and called it a "remarkable step".

The Mahindra & Mahindra chairman also shared an infographic of Indore city's six bin waste management system which included: Domestic hazardous waste (used paint boxes, batteries, tube lights, etc); non-plastic waste (cardboard, newspaper, steel, etc); plastic waste (plastic bottles, plastic cup, milk pouches, etc); electronic waste (old computers, gadgets, mobiles, etc); sanitary waste ( expired medicine, sanitary napkins, face masks, etc) and wet waste ( leftover kitchen waste, tea leaves, fruits, and vegetable, etc).

According to Mahindra, the waste segregation to a six-bin system will "pave the way for zero landfills in the coming years".


It must be noted that Mahindra Group has a waste-to-Bio CNG plant at Choitram Mandi in Indore--largest mandi in Central India. The Group chairman expressed pride for "continued association with Indore city". The Mahindra's waste-to-Bio CNG plant was commissioned in December 2017.

Presently all the fruit and vegetable waste generated at Choitram Mandi is being collected and processed in the Bio CNG plant. Approximately 800 kg of purified and compressed Bio CNG having 95 per cent pure methane gas is generated on daily basis. The pressurised Bio-CNG gas is used as a fuel to operate approximately 15 city buses.

Indore has bagged the cleanest city of India award-- the Swachh Survekshan award-- for four years in a row.

According to smartcityindore.org portal, the door-to-door collection in Indore is done through the use of partitioned vehicles. There are three separate collection bins for wet, dry and domestic hazardous waste in each tipper. These tippers carry the waste from households to the transfer station, from where the waste is transported to the trenching ground in hook loaders. The city has been divided into 85 Wards and 19 Zones as the operational area for Solid Waste Management (SWM).

With the population of 25 lakh, the total waste generation in Indore is 1115 MTPD. Out of the total waste, 58.25 per cent is wet or organic waste, 41.75 per cent is dry waste and 0.5 per cent is a household hazardous and sanitary waste. The total wet waste generation is 650 MTPD (Approximately) and dry waste generation is 465 MTPD (approximately).

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