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Belagavi preparing 5 point plan for CITIIS 2.0 program

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By uday

Now, the second phase of the CITIIS program, CITIIS 2.0, has been developed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in collaboration with the French Development Agency (AFD), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the European Union (EU), and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA). This program aims to complement the climate initiatives of the Government of India (GoI) and MoHUA through its unique model. Building upon the achievements of CITIIS 1.0, CITIIS 2.0 is designed to enhance MoHUA’s ongoing national programs by emphasizing innovation, inclusion, and sustainability.

Belagavi is currently preparing to submit its proposal for the CITIIS 2.0 project.

All necessary preparations have already been completed, and the proposal will be submitted to the Center by January 15, 2024.

CNG or CBG production from wet garbage

Production of CNG or CBG using a hundred tonnes of wet waste per day, setting up centers at two locations in the city for distribution of CNG or CBG. Selling this CNG or CBG to the Transport Board, supplying this gas to the buses in the city service of the Transport Board, and creating a new source of financial income for the Municipal Corporation, no such activity or project has been implemented anywhere in the country. If the funds from the CITIIS 2.0 scheme are approved, the first such project will be set up in Belagavi. 100 tonnes of wet waste per day will be required for this project. That much-wet waste is generated in Belagavi.

Power Generation Using Dry Waste

To harness the potential of dry waste and generate electricity, we propose a project that utilizes one hundred tons of dry waste per day. With the support of the local power company, Hescom, they can aim to implement this project and sell the electricity generated to Hescom. By doing so, they can create a new source of financial income for the Municipal Corporation. Given that Belagavi produces one hundred tons of dry waste daily, it is an ideal location to establish this project.

Project for Collection of Debris and Similar Waste

The construction of a project dedicated to collecting construction site debris and similar waste, commonly referred to as C&D waste, in Belagavi city. The objective is to collect ten tonnes of such waste every day and separate it to identify usable materials. By selling these materials, they aim to increase the income of the Municipal Corporation. To facilitate this initiative, the Municipal Corporation has already allocated a designated space in Srinagar. This space will serve as a collection point for the waste, making it feasible to implement this project effectively.

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Improving the Treatment of Medical Waste

The collection and processing of medical and hazardous waste from households in Belagavi is a pressing issue that needs immediate attention. To address this concern, we propose the establishment of a five-ton capacity project dedicated to this purpose. Remarkably, no other city in the country has taken the initiative to process medical waste from households, making this project in Belagavi truly groundbreaking.

It is worth noting that Belagavi city previously had a project in place to process medical waste from hospitals. However, this project unfortunately ceased operations in January 2021. Therefore, the need for a new and comprehensive solution to tackle medical waste from households is more crucial than ever.

In addition to addressing medical waste, we also recognize the importance of effectively managing general waste in the city. To achieve this, we propose the construction of secondary transfer stations in each of the city’s 58 wards. These stations will enable the meticulous classification of waste, allowing for the separate collection of wet and dry waste.

Microclassification of wet and dry waste

Micro-classification of wet and dry waste is a crucial step towards effective waste management. To achieve this, our plan entails the construction of secondary transfer stations in each of the city’s 58 wards. These stations will enable us to achieve a meticulous separation of waste, allowing for the distinct collection of wet and dry waste.

By implementing this strategy, we can maximize the potential of our waste resources. Wet waste, for instance, can be utilized in the production of gas through a dedicated generation plant. On the other hand, dry waste can be harnessed for power generation in a separate facility.

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