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Lack Of Water Management And Inefficient Waste Disposal Can Lead To Emergency Like Situation

"There will be no smart city and there will be no future of this planet if we don't ensure proper usage of water and any kind of waste disposal," said Sudhir Mishra, Founder & Managing Partner, Trust Legal

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If you don't do the water management right and don't do your waste management properly, the health emergency is round the corner. This was something which was unanimously agreed upon at a session on 'Smart Healthcare, Efficient Waste Management & Water Management For Smart Cities' moderated by Sudhir Mishra, Founder & Managing Partner, Trust Legal. The session was a part of 6th Smart Cities Conclave and Awards held on 1st December at Hotel Shangri-la in New Delhi

Sudhir Mishra kickstarted the proceedings by stating, "There will be no smart city and there will be no future of this planet if we don't ensure proper usage of water and any kind of waste disposal. We are staring at a very difficult future with whatever little the government can contribute and in whatever capacity private sectors can participate. On top of that, we have to tackle the menace of e-waste also."

Sabbi Siva Rama Krishna, Municipal Commissioner, Tadipatri Municipal Corporation, stated, "We have a population of barely 1 lakh 25,000 people but we still have been able to set a trend for others in every sector of the country. All the 1,000 households are connected with sanitary systems. All the households are provided water and road connectivity is also there." There is a lot of Waste and Water management that we are actively working on."

Shyam Bihari Meena, Municipal Commissioner, Bhagalpur Municipal Corporation stated, "Ganga is the lifeline of the people in Bihar and we are taking every step to bring it back to life. So we are having a mass awareness around it and even going to schools and colleges for that. We are creating an environment for dredging, water harvesting, etc. Along with the people of our city, we are trying to rejuvenate the Ganga river. So we can have the riverfront development and drinking water facilities for people too. We are also working in segregation of waste so that there is less waste on the landfill site."

Satya Prakash Patel, Municipal Commissioner, Aligarh Municipal Corporation, said, "As you know, Aligarh is very densely populated with a 1.2 million population with 63 square kms and is close to Delhi. We have to develop a mechanism and with ICT initiatives to quantify and identify the source of Municipal solid wastes. What Aligarh is doing is we are producing 500MT of solid municipal wastes every day. We have a solid waste processing plant and from the solid components we are making bricks and we are using that in our municipal corporation's different cement works especially in the non-road railway structures. Nearly 60% component of the bricks comes from municipal solid waste.  So solid components with our consuming and in that we are using 100% reused solid waste. Since we, fortunately, have scientific landfills, we are using these conventional methods and reusing 100 municipal solid wastes. We are trying to collect the segregated wastes from each and every household."

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