Project: Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion Project (FIRE-D)
Topic: Solid Waste Management
The Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion (FIRE-D) provided technical support to the Government of West Bengal to operationalize the West Bengal Solid Waste Management Mission (WBSWMM) and develop pilot projects in select urban local bodies (ULBs). FIRED has prepared a detailed project report for ‘Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asansol Urban Area’. The project covers five urban local bodies comprising the municipal corporations of Asansol and Durgapur and the municipal councils of Ranging, Kulti, and Jamuria. The project comprises, among others, collection, transport, composting and safe sanitary land filling of the municipal solid waste generated in the five cities. It is one of the uniquely structured projects in the country where the regional approach for treatment and disposal through private sector participation has been envisaged.