According to sources as per a 2011 report in Columbia University’s Earth Engineering Centre Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council (WERTC), Chennai ranks first in the country, generating the highest per capita waste at 0.7 kg, followed by Kolkatta (0.66 kg) and Delhi (0.65 kg). Meanwhile, the officials at Chennai’s Solid Waste Management (SWM) department say that 100% door to door collection has been implemented, segregation of waste at its source is yet to be achieved.
As per report from SWM department, 5,000 MT (1 MT = 1,000 kgs) of garbage is collected and removed from the city every day, of which 68% comes from houses and 14% from schools, colleges and institutions. Moreover there are about 19,073 conservancy workers collecting and sorting Chennai’s waste on a daily basis. Furthermore, a Chennai Corporation official tells TNM that north Chennai fares well as far as waste management is concerned when compared to other parts of the city.
Presently Chennai has 177 functional micro composting yards, including seven vermicomposting centers, 26 biogas composting centers, and five bio-thermal composting centers. Moreover, the proposal to build 17 RRC is also currently underway. Further Chennai Corporation has also joined hands with the State Horticulture Department to selling the compost from its composting centers.
Chill breeze to prolong for 4 days in Tamilnadu Chennai sources stated that as the experience of till now, Tamilnadu is getting cold. Meanwhile the weather center has warned that it will become more and more in the next four days. Reportedly in Tamilnadu, the northeast monsoon season was completed in December, 2018. This year, during the northeast monsoon, four storms were formed, but only 'kajah' storm provided some rainfall.
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