Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Management, 14/12/2016
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Management, 14/12/2016. As per the assessment made by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2015, the sewage generation in the urban areas of the Country is estimated to be about 61,948 MLD (approx.) and sewage treatment capacity is for 23,277 MLD, which is about 37.6% of the total sewage generation. Further, as per the data available till Oct. 2016, the total amount of solid waste generated in the urban areas of the Country is about 1,58,878 MT/D, of which only 21.45% is being treated, currently. The State-wise generation & treatment of sewage is at Annexure-I and the State-wise generation & processing of solid waste is at Annexure- II. There are 7 functional Waste to energy plants with a capacity to produce 88.4 MW. Further, there are 45 functional/sub optimal compost plants in the country, currently, with a production capacity of about 5 lakh MT/annum. At present, total annual production of city compost from these plants is approximately 1.5 lakh MT/annum. The details of the functional/operational waste treatment plants are at Annexure-III.