The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) inaugurated the ‘Forum of cities that segregate’ along with 20 municipal bodies on 12th December 2017 in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The purpose of the forum was to give participating cities a platform for exchanging knowledge on solid waste management (SWM).
The meeting was inaugurated by Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General of CSE and addressed the concept of the forum of cities that segregate. The keynote address was delivered by Naveen Kumar Agarwal, Director and Mission Director of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
As per the discussion, the twenty municipalities from 13 states pledged to achieve the target of 100% segregation and fulfil the vision of Clean India by 2019. CSE has agreed to assist these municipalities in building their capacity.
A website will be developed and the mechanism will be set up to track the progress made by cities.
The meeting was attended by officials from 20 municipal bodies as well as journalists from across the country. Altogether, 60 participants attended the programme.