KDMC plans to replicate the Chennai model of waste management

On Monday, MP Shrikant Shinde said the Kalyan-Dombivili Municipal Corporation (KDMC) in Maharashtra’s Thane district would replicate the Chennai model of solid waste management.

Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency is represented by Shinde, the son of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

On Twitter, the legislator said he had visited Chennai on invitation from the Chennai Municipal Corporation, studying the first-of-its-kind waste management system.

Chennai collects 5,400 MT of garbage every day, and night conservancy is also conducted in bus routes, markets, and commercial areas, in addition to door-to-door garbage collection.

According to Shinde, the city has two dumping grounds, Kodungaiyur and Perungudi, and seven transfer stations. The dumping grounds are used as engineered landfills.

Additionally, Shinde tweeted that he plans to replicate the Chennai model of solid waste management within the KDMC.

According to a senior official of KDMC, 600 MT of waste is collected daily within the civic limits, and the civic body is working on ways to dispose of it.