To make Swachh Bharat Mission a success, innovation and technology adoption are required in various facets of sanitation, from cleaning of roads to management of waste, as per experts.
As per reports, North Delhi Municipal Corporation Commissioner PK Gupta has said that the use of technology needs to be adopted at various stages including mechanical sweeping of roads, monitoring the sanitation works and processing the waste once it is collected at the landfills, 1.8 crore population of Delhi generates about 8,000 metric tonne of garbage daily and in addition there is another 3,000 metric tonne of construction and development waste.
The current 8,000 metric tonne of garbage is likely to increase to 10,000 metric tonne in another two-three years. And, if simply dumped, it will require around 1,500 acre – a loand span that us not available in Delhi. Hence, technology is the need of the hour to process this waste to drive energy, compost. The ultimate outcome: The leftover should be minimum!
While reports indicate that Delhi currently has around 20 per cent of residue after processing the garbage, the commissioner has reportedly confirmed that this will be gradually brought down to zero by adopting innovative ideas and technology.