The Ambikapur mannequin and its strong waste disposal administration system have come in useful

President Ram Nath Kovind (left) presents Swachh Sarvekshan Awards 2021 to Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel (centre) for the cleanest state through the operate, in New Delhi; (PTI Photograph)

Chhattisgarh has been ranked the cleanest state within the nation for the third yr operating within the Swachh Survekshan 2021 findings introduced on Saturday in Delhi. Its state capital, Raipur, has additionally been ranked the sixth cleanest metropolis within the nation. In 2020, Raipur was ranked twenty first within the nation. How has Chhattisgarh managed to retain its high spot whilst its cities continually improved their rankings over time?

An important issue, counsel directors, is the adoption of what’s referred to as Mission Clear Metropolis or the ‘Ambikapur mannequin’ of waste disposal throughout the state.

Ambikapur, a city in north Chhattisgarh had fared properly within the preliminary Swachh Survekshan rankings. Its disposal of strong waste, based mostly on the 3Rs–reduce, reuse and recycle–was seen as the rationale behind the successes notched by the city. The mannequin was then prolonged to all 164 city our bodies throughout Chhattisgarh.

How does Mission Clear Metropolis work? A staff of round 9,000 sanitary employees by a community of SHGs work within the 164 city our bodies amassing waste from properties and industrial institutions. The waste is segregated as dry or in any other case and transported through cycle rickshaws, small loading automobiles and tipper vans to a facility referred to as the Rubbish Clinic positioned on the Stable Liquid Useful resource Administration (SLRM) centres in any respect 164 city our bodies. The waste is once more segregated right here with the natural materials bought as compost later whereas the non-organic materials is handled. Plastics and different materials which isn’t bio-degradable is bought to industries, particularly cement models, as gas. Chhattisgarh follows a zero-landfill mannequin and the price of operating Mission Clear Metropolis–around Rs 250 crore yearly, which is financed by the Centre, state and concrete native body–is reportedly lower than conference landfill and waste-to-energy fashions.

The Stable Liquid Useful resource Administration mannequin adopted by Ambikapur metropolis in Chhattisgarh is a sustainable methodology of strong waste administration

“It’s the mixed efforts of our residents, feminine SHG employees, officers and choices taken by the present authorities which has resulted in Chhattisgarh scoring a hattrick in being the cleanest state in India. This proves the adage, ‘Chhattisgarhia, sable badhiya’,” mentioned Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel after successful the award.

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