Cleanest Indian City: In Indore, garbage is separated into six categories at a collection location rather than the usual dry and wet categories.
According to officials, Indore has won India’s cleanest city for the sixth consecutive year thanks to the daily processing of 1,900 tonnes of municipal trash, which generates millions of rupees in revenue and supplies fuel for its buses.
On Saturday, the findings of the annual cleanliness survey conducted by the Union government were released. The cleanest cities were found to be Indore, Surat, and Navi Mumbai.
In Indore, garbage is separated into six categories at a collection location rather than the usual dry and wet categories.
Cleanest Indian City: Even though Madhya Pradesh, the state’s economic hub and largest city, produces 1,200 tonnes of dry waste and 700 tonnes of wet waste per day and has a population of 35 lakh, it lacks trash cans.
Mahesh Sharma, superintendent engineer of the Indore Municipal Corporation’s cleaning wing, stated, “We have 850 vehicles that collect rubbish from homes and commercial enterprises and separate it into six categories (IMC).
Different forms of trash have their own compartments in the vans. For instance, used sanitary napkins are placed in a separate compartment.
According to Mr. Sharma, this first sorting during collection is helpful for effective processing.
The centerpiece of the IMC’s waste disposal process is the bio-CNG plant, which runs on the wet waste that is collected from the city. The largest such facility in Asia, according to local officials.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened this $150 million plant with a 550 MT per day capacity at the Devguradia trenching area on February 19.
It can generate between 17,000 and 18,000 kg of Bio-CNG and 10 tonnes of organic manure.
It is possible for up to 150 municipal buses to run on this bio-CNG. Which costs $5 less than standard CNG.
A private firm paid the IMC 2.52 crore as an annual premium for supplying garbage. To the bio-CNG facility, and 8.5 crore from the sale of carbon credits on the international market. For the disposal of waste during the previous fiscal, totaling 14.45 crore.
According to Sharma, the civic organisation expects garbage disposal to bring in 20 crore in the current fiscal year.
He stated that up to 8,500 safai mitras (sanitary employees) maintain Indore’s cleanliness in three shifts.
According to horticulture officer Chetan Patil, sewage produced in the city is also processed. At three unique facilities and used in 200 public gardens, farms, and building projects.