A training program was organised by ICLEI South Asia on Solid Waste Management under the Global Water Partnership funded project on “Integrated Urban Water Management Planning and Implementation in Ajmer” on the 28th of August.
The program was chaired by City Sanitary Officer; Ajmer Municipal Corporation; Mr. Chandresh Sankhla, Councilor Ward-60, District Head for Cleanliness in Ajmer; Dr. Veena Khanduri, Executive Secretary, India Water Partnership (IWP).
The training was attended by 40 participants including municipal sanitary staff, door to door solid waste management teams working under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in Ajmer city, Sanitary Inspectors Municipal Corporation Ajmer, Ms. Ritu Thakur, Manager, ICLEI South Asia and Mr. Rahul Rathi, ICLEI South Asia.
The training program was focused on collection, transportation and disposal methods and techniques for solid waste management in Indian cities.
Ms. Thakur presented the scenario of solid waste management in the country, Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, importance of baseline assessment and Principals of Waste Management. The importance of the source segregation and benefits were shared in details with the participants.
Concepts of centralised and decentralised waste treatment were also explained to the stakeholders.
A round of discussion was also conducted with the participants and issues related to waste segregation, collection and need for modifications in collection vehicle were discussed.
Case studies showcasing good practices related to the solid waste management in different cities in India were shared with the stakeholders. Suggestions on affordable techniques and methods were also shared to improve the overall door to door solid waste collection and management in the city.
The initiatives by ICLEI South Asia were appraised by municipal team and support was assured for the project activities.