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With rapid ur­ban­i­sa­tion and ris­ing con­sump­tion of goods and ser­vices, In­dia is fac­ing a mas­sive waste man­age­ment chal­lenge. Ev­ery year, ur­ban In­dia pro­duces 62 mil­lion tonne (MT) of mu­nic­i­pal solid waste, 31 MT of which is dumped onto land­fill sites. Fig­ures for re­cy­cling are abysmal; for in­stance, only 1.5 per cent of e-waste is re­cy­cled. Plas­tic waste man­age­ment has also be­come a huge chal­lenge. The need of the hour is to shift the fo­cus of waste man­age­ment to­wards pro­cess­ing and re­source re­cov­ery.

Anil Agar­wal En­vi­ron­ment Train­ing In­sti­tute (AAETI) recog­nises this need and of­fers this ad­vanced five-days train­ing pro­gramme on ‘in­te­grated waste man­age­ment’. The ob­jec­tive of the pro­gramme is to pro­vide a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the key as­pects of man­age­ment of solid, plas­tic, bio-med­i­cal, con­struc­tion & de­mo­li­tion (C&D), and elec­tronic waste; the tech­nolo­gies in­volved in their treat­ment; the leg­isla­tive frame­work; and the stake­hold­ers in­volved.

CSE has been work­ing on pol­icy and im­ple­men­ta­tion re­gard­ing waste man­age­ment at the na­tional and global lev­els. In 2016, the Cen­tre pub­lished Not in My Back­yard, a sem­i­nal re­port on the ex­ist­ing sta­tus of waste man­age­ment in the coun­try.


• Sta­tus of waste man­age­ment in In­dia

• Ma­jor pro­vi­sions of the new Waste Man­age­ment Rules, 2016 and the sta­tus of their im­ple­men­ta­tion

• Roles and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers

• In­ven­tori­sa­tion and ex­tended pro­ducer re­spon­si­bil­ity

• De­cen­tralised waste man­age­ment

• Us­ing in­for­ma­tion, ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion for be­hav­iour change

• Site vis­its to learn about best prac­tices


Waste man­age­ment prac­ti­tion­ers, of­fi­cials from cen­tral and state ur­ban de­part­ments and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, ur­ban and town plan­ners, vil­lage pan­chayat of­fi­cials and mem­bers, aca­demi­cians, stu­dents, and NGO rep­re­sen­ta­tives

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