In order to strengthen the Institutional and financial capabilities of municipal administration in respect of management of waste (solid waste, hazardous waste, e waste, biomedical waste, construction and demolition waste), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change wishes to undertake capacity building programme for all the urban local bodies/stakeholders involved in the waste collection, handling, management, treatment and disposal. Capacity building shall be undertaken on five Waste Management Rules for environmentally sound management of plastic waste, hazardous waste, solid waste, e-waste, and bio-medical waste; and notified a new rule for construction and demolition waste management. The fundamental principles underlying these Rules include the responsibility upon the manufacturers and producers to involve themselves in waste collection mechanism, recovery, recycle and reuse of resource, and direct accountability of bulk generators of the waste, creation of adequate infrastructure for recycling and reuse of the waste and others.
Involvement of all the stakeholders including city administrator and technical support staff with citizens, NGOs, RWAs, representatives of bulk generators and market associations is necessary in this capacity building programme to put in place the desired system which will yield the payment-based system for waste generation and disposal.
This capacity building programme shall be undertaken by MoEF & CC in association with Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and local urban bodies/administration.
The Central Pollution Control Board is the National Implementing Agency for conducting capacity building programs and National Productivity Council is serving as National Programme Coordinator for the project to be completed within March 2018.
4. Trainers for capacity building