Bengal takes up 10 Solid Waste Management projects

Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee has taken up 10 integrated solid waste management projects for 14 urban local bodies, at a cost of Rs 421.69 crore, under Mission Nirmal Bangla.

The urban local bodies are in Kolkata, Dum Dum, North and South Dum Dum, Baranagar, Bhatpara, Naihati, Ashoknagar-Kalyangarh and Habra, Asansol, Krishnanagar, Santipur, Nabadwip and Jalpaiguri.

Tender process of these projects has been initiated and all the urban local bodies have been instructed to create massive awareness.

Under the mission, four districts – Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Hooghly and East Midnapore and its 55 urban local bodies – achieved open defecation free status by completing the construction of more than one lakh individual household laterine.

The government said that another 21 urban local bodies of Burdwan, South 24 Parganas and Coochbehar districts aim to construct more than 1.5 lakh household latrines to achieve open defecation free status by March 2017.


নির্মল বাংলা মিশনে নতুন মাত্রা যোগ করতে উদ্যোগ রাজ্যের

নির্মল বাংলা মিশনকে এক নতুন মাত্রা দিতে নতুন প্রকল্প চালু করার সিদ্ধান্ত নিল মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়ের নেতৃত্বাধীন পশ্চিমবঙ্গ সরকার। আনুমানিক ৪২১.৬৯ কোটি টাকার এই প্রকল্প ১৪টি পৌরসভাকে কেন্দ্র করে হবে।

এই পৌরসভাগুলি হল কলকাতা, উত্তর দমদম, দক্ষিণ দমদম, বরানগর, ভাটপাড়া, নৈহাটি, অশোকনগর-কল্যাণগড়, হাবড়া, আসানসোল, কৃষ্ণনগর, শান্তিপুর, নবদ্বীপ ও জলপাইগুড়ি। নির্মল বাংলা মিশন সম্পর্কে সচেতনতা বাড়ানোর নির্দেশ দেওয়া হয়েছে সমস্ত পৌরসভাগুলিকে ।

ইতিমধ্যেই নদীয়া, উত্তর ২৪ পরগণা, হুগলী ও পূর্ব মেদিনীপুর নির্মল জেলার স্বীকৃতি পেয়েছে। মার্চ মাসের মধ্যে বর্ধমান, দক্ষিণ ২৪ পরগণা, কোচবিহার জেলার অন্তর্গত ২১টি পুরসভায় ১.৫ লক্ষের বেশি শৌচাগার নির্মিত করা হবে ও তাদের নির্মল জেলার স্বীকৃতি দেওয়া হবে।


Bengal CM orders formation of steering committee to monitor solid waste management system

The Bengal government has constituted a steering committee to monitor the solid waste management across the state. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed senior bureaucrats and environment experts to form the committee, soon after Kolkata, along with 10 other cities from across the globe, was honoured with the best cities of 2016 award in recognition of its inspiring and innovative programme with regard to solid waste management.

Kolkata is the only Indian city to receive the prestigious award. It received the award during the C40 Mayors’ Summit held in Mexico City.

The committee will soon set up guidelines for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) as well as Panchayat areas.


সলিড ওয়েস্ট মানাজেমেন্টের জন্য স্টিয়ারিং কমিটি গঠন করলেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী

রাজ্যে সলিড ওয়েস্ট মানাজেমেন্টের আরও আধুনিকীকরণের জন্য একটি স্টিয়ারিং কমিটি গঠন করতে চলেছে রাজ্য সরকার। মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় উচ্চপদস্থ আমলা ও পরিবেশবিদদের নির্দেশ দিয়েছেন এই কমিটি তৈরি করতে।

এই কমিটি খুব শীঘ্রই নির্দেশিকা তৈরী করবে পৌরসভা ও পঞ্চায়েতগুলির জন্য।

উল্লেখ্য, সলিড ওয়েস্ট মানাজেমেন্টের ক্ষেত্রে কলকাতা বিশ্বের দশটি সেরা শহরের মধ্যে একটি। মেক্সিকো শহরে অনুষ্ঠিত সি-৪০ মেয়র সমাবেশে এই সম্মান প্রদান করা হয় কলকাতাকে।


Solid waste management project of Bengal’s Hooghly district draws international attention

A solid waste management project of urban bodies in Hooghly district of Bengal has drawn the attention of world’s environment groups. Organic fertilisers of Jibon Jyoti brand, being produced by Uttarpara-Kotrung municipality of Hooghly district, are made from bio-degradable solid waste collected from six municipalities.

The project has now been selected to compete with similar projects of two first world cities — Milan and Auckland — for an international award on best practices in solid waste management.

The initiative in Hooghly is part of the Rs 170-crore Kolkata Solid Waste Management Improvement Project and covers the civic bodies of Uttarpara-Kotrung, Konnagar, Rishra, Serampore, Baidyabati and Champdani. It has been funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

A drive down the 20-km stretch between Uttarpara and Baidyabati along the west bank of the Hooghly river will show the results of the path-breaking initiative. Any resident of the towns down the road will agree that their neighbourhoods were far from being clean even five years ago.

Secretary of the state’s municipal affairs department and chief executive officer of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), is to attend the finale of the competition in New Mexico City, with the chairman of Uttarpara-Kotrung municipality. The awards ceremony is scheduled for December 1.

Bengal shines in clean India survey, 25 urban bodies among top 100

In the survey that assessed municipal areas for minimal open defecation and effective solid waste management, West Bengal has done exceptionally well, with 25 municipal areas in the state making it to the top 100 cities.

Halishahar was ranked 9th among cities while Kolkata was at rank 56, which was the best among the four metros. The list includes only Class I cities with a population of more than one lakh.

The ranking used three methodologies – primary data from the municipal bodies, field inspection and ground interaction with people.

The survey also assessed the status of septage management (disposal of sewage from septik tanks), waste water treatment, drinking water quality, surface quality of water bodies, and mortality due to water-borne diseases.

KMC Election 2015 Campaign: East Kolkata

Members of AITC Digital Desk tool a sneak peek at the campaigns for the Kolkata Municipal Election, 2015, by All Indian Trinamool Congress at Ward Nos 30, 31, 32, 33 and 57 within Borough III and IIV.

Campaign by Trinamool Congress in these areas has been based on the numerous developmental works including beautification of the areas.


Ward No 30 Candidate: Papiya Ghosh


papiya GHosh

Graffiti  at Ward No 30


The Ward lies bounded by the Satin Sen Sarani, Upendra Chandra Banerjee Road, Sastitala Road and Narikeldanga North Road in the north, Dhyan Debi Khanna Road and Motilal sen Lane in the south, C.I.T. Road and Upendra Banerjee Road in the east and Sastitala Road, Motilal Sen Lane and Narikeldanga North Road in the west.


Community Hall

Kshanikaloy, the community halls set up by KMC at Ward No 30


Ward No 30 consists a major part of the Phoolbagan area. It houses the Maniktala Chest Clinic run by the KMC. It also houses Kshanikaloy, one of the many community halls set up by KMC during the last five years. A lot of work has been done in this ward regardind slum development. Modern washrooms for women has been set up in slums, vocational education centre for under privileged women created in the ward, water bodies have been renovated and a walk space named Bhramar Kunja built for the morning walkers. 10 High  Masts have been set up in the ward.


Ward No 31 Candidate: Sunanda Guha


Sunanda Guha

Graffiti  at Ward No 31


The Ward lies bounded by Satin Sen Sarani in the north, Narikeldanga Main Road and C.I.T. Road and Upendra Ch. Banerjee Road in the south, the New Canal in the east and  the C.I.T. Road and Upendra Chandra Banerjee Road in the west.

KMC water

Kiosks supplying cold water in Ward No 31


Ward no 31 has seen tremendous development in the past five years. From High Masts at Narkeldanga Main Road to public washrooms, kiosks supplying cold water in summer, there are signs of some work or the other at every corner.



KMC public toilet at Ward No 31


Corporation schools have been renovated and modernized. Modern bus stands have been created. New washrooms for public has automatically created cleaner atmosphere.


Ward No 32 Candidate: Shantiranjan Kundu


Shanti Ranjan Kundu

Graffiti  at Ward No 32


The Ward lies bounded by the Crossing of Eastern Railway and the New Canal filled up, Bidhan Nagar Road and Bagmari Road in the north, Barin Ghose Sarani and Satin Sen Sarani in the south, the New Canal in the east and Ram Kanta Sen Lane the Eastern Railway & Bagmari Road in the west.



Banner campaign for AITC candidate, Ward No 32


Ward No 32 which consists the area around Kankurgachi will seek for a change of their councilor. Repeated requests regarding shortage of water supply, water logging during monsoon, irregular clearance of garbage, improper anti-mosquito measures have created a furor among the citizens living in this Ward. The young energetic candidate from AITC will definitely create a mark in this Ward.


Ward No 33 Candidate: Pabitra Biswas


pabitra Biswas

Graffiti  at Ward No 33


The Ward lies bounded by the Narikeldanga Main Road in the north, Beliaghata Canal and Hem Chandra Naskar Road in the south, the New Canal in the east and the Gagan Sarkar Road and Hem Chandra Naskar Road in the west.



Campaign on auto rickshaw at Beleghata, east Kolkata


The campaigning in this Ward in mainly based on providing water supply, garbage removal, anti-mosquito measures. Measures taken by the present councilor have not been proved to be effective, so the people of the ward will seek for change and elect the Trinamool candidate.


Ward No 57 Candidate: Jiban Kumar Saha



Banner campaign for AITC candidate, Ward No 57


The Ward lies bounded by the Beliaghata Road and Beliaghata Canal in the north, Guriapara Road, Debendra Chandra Dey Road and Sewage outlet up to it meets with the New Canal in the south, the Circular Canal and New Canal in the east and the Beliaghata Road and Palmer Bazar Road in the west.



 Dhapa Lock Drainage Pumping Station at Canal South Road, Ward No 57


Ward No 57 in east Kolkata has seen tremendous development in the past five years. Under the scheme, Basic Services to Urban Poor, under JNNURM 25 building blocks, each of 5 stories are being constructed at 33A, 33B and 33C Canal South Road under this Ward. Urban solid waste management projects in the slums of this Ward have also been taken up. The newly installed Pump of Dhapa Lock Drainage Pumping Station at Canal South Road has also started functioning.