Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

All 4,372 Urban Local Bodies/ Cities practising scientific disposal of Municipal Solid Waste

Posted On: 05 AUG 2021 1:58PM by PIB Delhi

All the 4,372 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)/ Cities are practising scientific disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as per the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Rules, 2016.  The details are as under :


Type of Solid Waste Management (SWM) activity

Practicing wards

Total wards

Percent progress

Door-to-door collection of waste.



97.10 %

100 % Source segregation of waste.



81.63 %


Out of 1,40,980 Tonnes Per Day (TPD) of municipal waste being generated in the country, 68% i.e., 96,259 TPD, is being processed in a scientific manner.

The infrastructure for treating the MSW in the country includes adoption of the practice of door-to-door collection of waste, 100% segregation at source and scientific processing of the waste. Various methods for scientific processing of waste include production of compost and electricity from waste, bio-methanisation, material recovery facilities and recycling of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste, etc.

            Under SBM-U, 35% of the total approved cost of SWM projects is released as Central Assistance (CA), which in turn is transferred by the States/ Union Territory Administrations to the respective Municipal Corporations/ ULBs, after adding the State Share.

As informed by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, identified manual scavengers and their dependants are provided following benefits for their rehabilitation:

(i) One Time Cash Assistance of ₹40,000/- to one identified manual scavenger in the family.

(ii) Skill Development Training to identified manual scavengers and their dependants with stipend @ ₹3,000/- per month.

 (iii) Concessional loan for self employment projects with capital subsidy upto ₹5.00 lakhs.

 (iv) Under Swachhta Udyami Yojana of National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation, concessional loans with capital subsidy upto ₹5.00 lakh are provided to Safai Karamcharis, manual scavengers & their dependants for procurement of sanitation related instruments/vehicles for mechanized cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.




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