Solid Waste Management

HUDCO set up a Waste Management Cell in 1994 for promotion of municipal waste management. HUDCO extended financial and technical assistance for integrated solid waste management system which include computation of capacity of vehicles required for waste collection and transportation; establishment of bio-methananation/ RDF/ pellatization plants for promotion of energy recovery; or selection of aerobic/ anaerobic composting plants for material recovery; requirement of land for sanitary landfill to dispose the rejects in environmentally appropriate manner. HUDCO also propagated separte handling of hazardous hospital waste and transferring it to common incineration facility in the ULB. The charges for management of hospital waste are generally based on quantity of waste generated from path labs, dispensaries etc. calculated on the basis of number of beds in the hospitals. HUDCO also assisted GOI in formulation of manual for MSW in the Country. HUDCO used to provide grants to NGOs to propagate segregation of waste at source in biodegradable and non-biodegradable category and composing of organic waste while recycling the recyclables to reduce the quantity of waste for transfer to sanitary landfill site. HUDCO extended soft loan based on the international subsidy routed through MNES/ MNRE for waste to energy projects (bagasse based co-generation plants) under the funding for minimization of Green House gases. HUDCO funded MSW projects for energy / material recovery projects on BOO/BOOM basis. The public - private partnership projects are based on tripartite agreement between lender, private operator and the Municipality. The project land is on lease and collection rights of MSW or tipping fees is agreed upon with the private operator.