LAD

SWACHH BHARAT MISSION (URBAN)

  • The Government of Puducherry has initiated process of developing integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management in the U.T of Puducherry as part of SwachhBharath Mission (SBM) of Govt of India.
  • The Mission was announced in the year December 2014 with the duration till 2nd October 2019 and it is being implemented by the Ministry of the Urban Development (MoUD).
  • High Power Committee under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary and with Member drawn from concern Departments (including MoUD) has been constituted.
  • Secretary (LA) is the State Nodal Officer
  • Director, LAD is the Member Secretary.
  • District Level Review and Monitoring Committee are also formed.
  • Rs. 30.04 corers has been allocated for SBM period and out of which Rs.1.95cr released so far. Of which, Rs.1.26cr had been granted to 5 Municipalities.

Mission Objectives

  • Elimination of open defecation,
  • Eradication of Manual Scavenging,
  • Modern and Scientific Municipal Solid Waste Management,
  • To effect behavioral change regarding healthy sanitation practices ,
  • Generate awareness about sanitation and its linkage with public health,
  • Capacity Augmentation for ULB’s,
  • To create an enabling environment for private sector participation in Capex (Capital Expenditure)and Opex (Operation Maintenance).

Mission Components

  • Solid Waste Management
  • IEC & Public Awareness
  • Capacity Building and Administrative & Office Expenses (A&OE)
  • Individual Household Latrines (IHL)

Solid Waste Management

  • The area coming under two Municipalities such as Pondicherry and Oulgaret Municipality and partof Ariyankuppam and Villianur Communes are called as Puducherry Urban Agglomeration Area (PUAA)which have a population of 6.54 lakhs as per 2011 census.
  • The MSW generated in all the 5 Municipalities and 10 Commune Panchayats is about 530 metric tonners per day. Of these 530 tones, about 350 tones is generated in PUAA.
  • Through e-tender PUDA selected M/s. Swachatha Corporation for Collection and Transportation of MSW in PUA Area for a period of 10 years. The work commenced in September 2015.
  • The rate per each Metric Ton is Rs.1,782/-
  • PUDA proposes to develop Waste to Energy(WtE) project under PPP format for scientific disposal of about 350 MT of MSW generated in PUA area and appointed IL&FS(EDC) as consultant for preparing DPR and other bid documents.
  • Proposes to convert 180 MT of MSW generated in other communes and outlying Regions’ Municipalities into compost and DPR is being prepared.
  • The Municipalities of Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam are collecting and transporting their MSW in their identified areas.
  • Karaikal and Yanam Municipalities and Villinaur and Bahour Commune Panchayats have prepared DPR. The remaining Communes are preparing DPR.

Waste to Energy

  • The MSW generated in all the 5 Municipalities and 10 Commune Panchayats is about 530 metric tonners per day. Of these 530 tones, about 350 tones is generated in PUAA and 180MT of MSW is generated in other communes and outlying region.
  • PUDA proposed to set up Waste to energy project under PPP mode for scientific disposal of waste generated in PUAA and to convert the waste generated in other parts of Pondicherry and the outlying regions into compost.
  • To develop WtEproject for scientific disposal of about 350 MT of MSW generated in PUAA, through e-tender process PUDA selected IL&FS(EDC) as consultant for preparing DPR and other bid documents. The role of TA is to prepare DPR for the project, bid documents for selecting private developer for the WtE project and to prepare the bid documents for selecting the consultant.
  • After obtaining the approval of the High Power Committee PUDA has entered into an agreement on 04.03.2016.
  • The consultant has commenced the assignment and DPR is under preparation and the work done by TA is as follows:
    • Completed MSW sampling and physical characterization studies,
    • Assessment of site by technical team for planning WtE and C&D waste recycling plant development on 23.02.2016,
    • Initiated discussion with State Ground Water Authority on the feasibility of getting required ground water for setting up of WtE plant and with Electricity Department about power evacuation arrangement from the proposed WtE plant
  • As the WtE project is to be setup on PPP mode a bid variable has to be chosen for incorporating in the bid document such as RPF for bidding out the project. PUDA has submitted a proposal to the Government with suggestion to adopt “Royalty(payable to PUDA by developer) per ton of waste supplied” as bid variable after consulting the consultant IL&FS in view of the following advantages:
    • There is financial income to the Government, (2). No consumption of additional time for the project development as the case of Tariff based bidding and (3). The energy produced will be sold by the private developer on his own, and in case the project fails to generate/produce the guaranteed power there is no risk to PUDA/Electricity Dept, Govt. of Puducherry as the Electricity Dept will not be the party to the PPA.
  • Proposes to convert 180 MT of MSW generated in other communes and outlying Regions Municipalities into compost and DPR is being prepared.