June 2017

Helping GHMC in Solid Waste Management

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Prasad Jakkaraju
General Manager and Chief of Sustainability
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.

Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) is associating with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to promote better methods of Solid Waste management at Hyderabad. The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) is also supporting GHMC in its endeavour to improve the overall sanitation scenario in Hyderabad, writes Prasad Jakkaraju, General Manager and Chief of Sustainability, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.

Being an environmentally conscious and socially responsible company, GCPL has decided to take up solid waste management projects beyond its operations. Therefore, Godrej Good & Green team is engaged in discussions with local bodies focusing on how Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management projects can be supported as a Corporate Social Responsibility activity contributing to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Under this MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), GCPL wishes to associate with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to promote better methods of Solid Waste Management in Hyderabad. The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) is also supporting GHMC in its endeavour to improve the overall sanitation scenario in Hyderabad.

Under this project, Godrej will fund 10 Swachh Centres for better dry waste management in phase- I. Also, Godrej will fund processing plants (such as RDF plants, waste plastic recycling plants, etc) for wet waste and dry waste generated from RWAs (Resident Welfare Associations) and Swachh centres to some extent.

“The GHMC shall allocate a space for 10 Swachh centres and around 10,000 square feet for Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) plant at transfer station along with electrical and water connection.”

Subsequently, the project implementation partner (a Social Enterprise or NGO) will enter into a MoU with RWAs to strengthen the operation system and monitoring. Further, Godrej will put in place a mechanism to monitor the operations of the Swachh centres by employing suitable management personnel for a minimum period of two years.

The GHMC shall allocate a space for 10 Swachh centres and around 10,000 square feet for Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) plant at transfer station along with electrical and water connection.

ASCI will facilitate training and capacity building, identification of Swachh sites, identification of site for processing facilities, design and construction of Swachh Centres in consultation with GHMC, Godrej and NGOs concerned who are part of this project.

Along with Swachh centres, Godrej will also fund the technologies for social enterprises to operate the following processing plants in most scientific and environmental friendly way in consultation with GHMC and ASCI.

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