Performance audit of solid waste management in urban local bodies: Government of Karnataka

Municipal Solid Waste Management in urban areas has emerged as one of the biggest challenges that our country faces today. The situation is aggravated by rapid urbanisation. Inadequate management of waste has significant negative externalities in terms of public health and environmental outcomes. A performance audit on ‘Solid Waste Management in Urban Local Bodies’ was conducted to ascertain whether the management of municipal solid waste and special waste including construction and demolition waste was effective, efficient, and carried out economically and scientifically. The performance audit for the period 2012-13 to 2016-17 involved examination of the records relating to solid waste management in the Directorate of Municipal Administration, District Urban Development Cells, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and its Regional Offices and 35 Urban Local Bodies.