Government Policy

Bangladesh, India share best practices in waste management

Indore Municipal Corporation in India and Dhaka North City Corporation have held productive discussions on how to take forward cooperation in the field of solid waste management and other municipal services.

They have shared the best practices in solid waste management noting that there is much scope for mutual learning.

A virtual dialogue was organised between the two sides to that end on Tuesday.

The webinar was facilitated by the High Commission of India and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of India.

Indore ranked as the cleanest city in India in the Annual Cleanliness Survey (Swacch Survekshan) carried out by the Govt of India in 2021.

This city, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh has won this distinction five consecutive times since the year 2017 owing to its laudable mechanisms for waste management which includes segregation of waste, door-to-door collection, home composting by residents, recycling of day waste, central composting facilities, etc.

From the India side, the webinar was attended by Roopa Mishra, National Mission Director and Joint Secretary for Swacch Bharat Mission, Sandeep Soni, Additional Commissioner of Indore Municipal Corporation, officials from Indore Municipal Corporation handling Solid Waste Management Operations and representatives from Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization (CPHEEO).

Md. Selim Reza, Additional Secretary and CEO of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) led the Bangladesh delegation which also included Brig. General. Md. Amirul Islam, Chief Engineer DNCC, Commodore SM Sharif-ul Islam, Chief Waste Management Officer, DNCC and other members of DNCC.

During the webinar, Indore Municipal Corporation officials shared their waste collection methods, innovative practices and technologies adopted by them for efficient waste management.

The municipal corporation of Indore detailed the 100% Door-To-Door segregated waste collection system, bio-metric attendance system for municipal cleaners, GPS-tracked waste collection vehicles, etc.

In turn, DNCC officials shared their best practices.

Speaking at the occasion, Roopa Mishra said that India was delighted to engage with Bangladesh on such a topic as there is much scope for mutual learning.

She welcomed initiatives to take the cooperation forward.

Selim Reza also welcomed the webinar, which is the first of its kind held between the two Municipal bodies.

Source: United News of Bangladesh