CSE REPORT ON WASTE (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Governance)

News-CRUX-10     12th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, a report released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) stated that Delhi generates the highest amount of construction and demolition waste among the 35 non-attainment cities, with a daily output of 3,711 tonnes.

Key Highlights of Report

  • Top Generators( according to the SBM 2.0): Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru.
  • The Capital’s number was followed by Ahmedabad, Faridabad and Noida. The report also pointed to flaws in calculating C&D waste under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) 2.0.
  • The data from micro-action plans in PRANA shows that only 35 cities (26% of the 131 non-attainment cities that have uploaded their plans) have provided statistics on C&D waste generation.
  • Portal for Regulation of Air-pollution in Non-Attainment cities (PRANA) is part of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) designed to improve local air quality.


Swachh Bharat Mission

  • About: It is the world’s largest sanitation initiative was launched by the Prime Minister of India
  • Launched: In 2014
  • Nodal Ministry:  Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Aim: To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to focus on sanitation.

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

  • Launched: January 2019
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
  • Target: To achieve 20% to 30% reduction in concentrations of PM10(particulate matter of diameter between 10 and 2.5 micrometer) and PM2.
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