The Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000

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The MSW (M & H) Rules 2000 came into force from 25.9.2000. It is obligatory on the part of all the municipal authorities to arrange for collection, segregation, transportation and suitable disposal of municipal wastes of the municipal towns/cities. They need to obtain authorisation of the GPCB for the compliance of these Rules. Under these rules all municipal authorities responsible for collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing & disposal of municipal solid wastes are covered.

The municipal authority or an operator of a facility needs to make an application in Form-I, for grant of authorization for setting up of waste processing and disposal facility including landfills, to the state Board.
As of now, there are 159 Nagarpalika, 7 Municipal Corporations, 5 Notified Areas and 1 Urban Development Authority in the State of Gujarat are identified by this Board. So far as responsible authority to comply with the MSW Rules-2000.

The Board had granted authorisation with validity of five years to 152 local bodies which expired on 31-12-2008. In this year 43 local bodies have applied for the authorisation under MSW Rules-2000. Scrutinising the applications, Board has granted authorisation to 29 ULBs, refused to 14 ULBs. The Board continuously monitors the progress and action initiated by local bodies. But response from Urban Local Bodies are poor. The Board also took up the issue with the District Collectors and The Director of Municipalities to expedite all urban bodies in implementing these rules.

The concept of common secured landfills is adopted in the State for treatment and disposal of the Municipal Solid Waste generated in the towns and cities. The Government of Gujarat has constituted a Nodal Agency, Gujarat Urban Development Company Ltd for development of infrastructure for treatment, transportation and disposal. With detailed study of the each and every municipalities, it is ultimately arrived on to provide treatment facilities(i.e. vermi- composting) at the town level and to develop the regional landfill site for the cluster of municipalities in @ 50km radius and connected with road network. GUDL has initiated the preparation of operational plan for the implementation of MSW. It is proposed to construct one common landfill site between seven or more towns. The land identified located at fairly equal distance from these towns. The GUDL has divided area of Gujarat in to four different regions and identified 24 clusters for Regional Landfill site for different local bodies located in Gujarat. In addition 7 Municipal Corporations are developing their individual landfill sites, Among them Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara has commissioned the landfills, Rajkot Municipal Corporation is developing the landfill, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Junagadh are in process to prepare DPR. It is also emphasised by the Board to allow nearby towns, municipalities to dispose their non compostable municipal waste at the landfills of Municipal Corporation. Details are as follows:

Status of Regional Landfill sites being developed by GUDCL

Municipalities's Landfill sites : Under Progress
 

Sr. Location of Regional Landfill Site Name of Towns
/ Cities Covered
Area
in Acres
1 Piplodi near Himmatnagar Dist. Sabarkantha Prantij, Talod, Vadali, Vijapur, Ider, Khedbrahma, Bayad, Modasa, Himatnagar 20
2 Khambat, Dist. Anand Khambat 16
3 Sandesapati near Patan Kheralu, Chanasma, Harij,Vadnagar, Unjha, Visnagar, Siddhpur, Patan 20
4 Sadarpur near Bhabhar – Palanpur
Dist. Banaskantha
Vav, Thara, Bhabhar, Radhanpur, Tharad, Ambaji, Palanpur, Deesa 15
5 Hamirpura near Godhra, Dist.Panchmahal Sahera, Devgadh Bariya, Kaalol, Zalod, Balasinor, Halol, Lunavada, Dahod, Godhra 22
6 Viramgam Dist. Ahmedabad Viramgam 50
7 Dhanduka, Dist. Ahmedabad Dhanduka 15
8 Bakrol near Anand Mahudha, Kanjari, Boriavi, Sojitra, Kheda, Kathlal, Anklav, Oad, Mahemdavad, Dakor, Karamsad, Chaklasi, Umreth, Thasara, Vallbh Vidhyanagar, Anand, Kapadvanj, Petlad, Borsad, 30
9 Survadi near Ankleshwar,
Dist. Bharuch
Amod, Tarsadi, Kansad, Jambusar, Ankleshwar, Bharuch 20
10 Palasana, Dist. Gandhinagar Pethapur, Mansa, Dehgam, Kadi Kalol, Gandhinagar 18.93
11 Bhuj – Gandhidham, Dist. Kutch Bhuj, Gandhidham 1 Hectare
12 Chamragam Dist. Surendranagar Patdi, Muli, Saila, Dhrangadhra, Limbdi, Wadhwan, Surendranagar 15
13 Balapur Dist. Amreli Damnagar, Dhari, Lathi, Amreli, Chalala, Bagasara, Babra, Savarkundla, 51.14
14 Vasai near Dwarka, Dist.Jamnagar Okha, Dwarka 77.53
15 Balapur near Mahuva, Dist. Bhavnagar Jafrabad, Rajula, Mahua 51.40
16 Gadhada near Botad, Dist. Bhavnagar Gadhda, Barvala, Botad 20
17 Rajpipla, Dist. Narmada Rajpipla 5
18 Dhanera, Dist. Banaskantha Dhanera 7
19 Ranavav, Dist. Porbandar Raval, Bhanvad, Kutiyana, Ranavav, Jamjodhpur, Chhaya, Porbandar 5
20 Dediyasan near Mehsana Becharaji, Mehsana 8
21 Devdi near Kodinar, Dist. Junagadh Sutrapada, Una, Kodinar, Talala, Veraval 8
22 Manda near Umbergaon, Dist. Valsad Dharampur, Umbargaon, Pardi, Vapi, Valsad 44.85
23 Pipalaj near Chotaudepur, Dist. Vadodara Chotaudepu 15
24 Santrampur, Dist. Panchmahal Santrampur 10

Municipal Corporations
 
Sr. No. Location of Landfill Site and Name Quantity of Solid Waste
Generation in MT/day
Area Status
1 Gyaspur Village, Dist. Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
2550 12.88 Hect. In operation Compost facility, Pallatisation in operation
2 Village Nakaravadi, Dist. Rajkot.
Rajkot Municipal Corporation.
400 40 Hect. Under Construction Pallatisation in operation
3 Village Makarpura, Dist. Vadodara.
Vadodara Municipal Corporation.
510 5.38 Hect. Compost facility Construction completed
4 Village Vadava, Dist. Bhavnagar.
Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation.
200 10 Acres Under planning
5 Village : Khajod Dist. Surat.
Surat Municipal Corporation.
1129 60 Hect. In operation Pallatisation in operation
6 Village: Suvarda Dist. Jamnagar.
Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.
170 100 Acres Pallatisation in operation
7 Village Palasva, Dist. Junagadh.
Junagadh Municipal Corporation.
150 19.76 Acres Under planning

Vermi Compost Plants

GUDL has constructed 76 vermi compost plants in which 70 vermi compost plants are in operation and 78 vermi compost plants are proposed.