Smart Solid Waste Management


Urbanisation in India has got the new dimension post the government's 100 smart-city mission announcement. It is estimated that by 2030, over 40% of Indians will live in cities, accounting for a population of 600 million people. Consequently, it is expected that India will need at least 100 new cities, over the next 10 years.In 2015, the Indian government cleared the first phase of State level action plans worth Rs 2,786 crore under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 89 cities in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

A large component of this urbanisation would be in the form of creating intelligent transport systems, smart grids, smart waste management, and smart water management.

An essential component of a smart city is a clean and green environment, and the crux of it is a smart, intelligent and connected solid waste management. Today, future cities are being developed in this concept wherein generated garbage is disposed of with minimum human interference. Also, the wastes are recycled to make organic manure and generate power for city's consumption.

In this process, the solid wastes from a building are collected and sent to the waste collection centre using a network of underground vacuum suction pipes. The speed and direction of the waste will be controlled by a fully computerized console.

Glass-reinforced thermosetting plastics (GRP) pipes, GRPF packaged STP, GFRP-made smart bins, and composite Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) are becoming integral part in solid waste management network.



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