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Tirupati Ranks High In Swachh Survekshan Survey

The Tirupati Municipal Corporation team has employed nearly 1,000 sanitation workers dedicated to ensuring sanitation services

Tirupati Ranks High In Swachh Survekshan Survey
In Tirupati, around 60 tons of dry waste and 1 ton of domestic hazardous waste are generated daily

New Delhi: Tirupati, which houses the largest urban local body (ULB) in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district, secured the 8th spot among cleanest cities with a population of over 1 lakh in the Swachh Survekshan 2023 rankings. Not just this, it has achieved a 5-star Garbage Free City (GFC) and Water plus rating, establishing itself as the cleanest State capital in the nation, according to a press statement from the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.

Tirupati, a city generating approximately 115 TPD of wet waste, 15 TPD of food waste, 61 TPD of dry waste and recyclables, 1 TPD of domestic hazardous waste, and 2 TPD of plastic waste, along with an additional 25 tonnes per day of construction and demolition waste, has prioritized robust waste management.

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All waste collected gets scientifically processed at the respective waste processing and management facilities, Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said in a release.

The Tirupati Municipal Corporation team has employed nearly 1,000 sanitation workers dedicated to ensuring sanitation services.

Achieving 100 per cent door-to-door waste collection, the city covers every gate by providing essential infrastructure, including Ghanta Gaddis or auto tippers equipped with blue, green, and red compartments for segregating plastic and non-plastic waste.

The city employs an Online Waste Management System (OWMS) with RFID technology for real-time door-to-door waste collection tracking. This, coupled with continuous monitoring and dedicated sanitation efforts, has ensured a successful 100 per cent collection rate from all gates. With 238 identified transfer points, the city allocates 57 vehicles for secondary collection.

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Decentralized waste processing in Tirupati eases the burden on centralized plants, reducing their workload and transportation costs.

The focus is on processing wet waste in markets and gardens where significant quantities of organic waste are generated. There are 6 decentralised waste processing facilities that are located at 3 major markets and 3 gardens.

Apart from this, the city has installed 3 Bio Chest machines at three different locations. Tirupati Municipal Corporation identified and classified 27 bulk waste generators producing over 100 Kgs daily and 60 generators producing 50-100 Kgs daily.

In Tirupati, around 60 tons of dry waste and 1 ton of domestic hazardous waste are generated daily. Situated within the integrated waste management facility at Thukivakam, this centralized facility functions as a material recovery facility.

Here, waste is systematically segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable items. Recyclable materials are sold to relevant recycling entities, while others are directed to RDF or undergo co-processing in cement factories’ kilns.

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Further, Tirupati produces 20-25 tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste daily. To address this, the Tirupati Municipal Corporation partnered with Pro Enviro Solutions to establish a C&D waste management facility with a 60-ton capacity in Thukivakam.

After the processing of waste, processed materials are utilized as raw materials for manufacturing kerb stones, tiles, paver blocks, etc. and are further used by Municipal Corporation for developmental works in footpaths, roadside, parks etc.Ramapuram dumpsite in Tirupati, previously burdened with 2 lakh tonnes of waste, has now been completely remediated, and an additional 25.65 acres of land have been reclaimed.

Tirupati’s commitment to effective waste management, heightened citizen awareness, and a vision for inclusive sanitation positions it as a pioneering city in the Swachhata initiative.

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(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which in its Season 10 is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ populationindigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In a world post COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental well-being, self-care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.

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