A MOU has been signed between CII and IIT Bombay to facilitate the activities such as identification of the technologies related to disposal/handling and utilization of the industrial byproducts and wastes; undertake environmental impact assessment (based on laboratory and field tests); providing remedial solutions; and demonstration of the efficacy of remedial measures in the long-run.
Under this initiative, we have been working on different types of wastes and IBPs including Red mud, Slags, Fly ash, Plastics waste, Phosphogypsum, Municipal Solid Waste and the residues the bio-mining, Mine tailings and overburden, Construction and demolition debris, Agricultural waste, and Sediments from the sewage and water treatment plants
CII has been interacting with MoHUA & MNRE and working towards the reinstating fiscal incentives for the Indian waste to energy developer companies in India under the GST law and the Indian Income-tax Act PTA, 1961. Consequently, MoHUA has been working on tax impact study.
The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry had organized the Indo-China Business Forum on 8th September 2019 under the working group on ‘Resource Conservation and Environment Protection’.
The forum was attended by 44 Chinese and over 50 Indian experts from the areas of waste management, environment, recycling, e-waste management, resource conservation & environment protection etc.
The forum had various important discussions and meetings for collaborative projects amongst Indian and Chinese companies in the area of waste management. As a result, the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) was exchanged between 03 Indian and Chinese companies on 9th September 2019 at India China Economic Cooperation Forum in New Delhi, organized by NITI Aayog, National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) and CII.
Over the years, efforts have been directed by CII task force on waste for encouraging private sector investment in MSW by engaging key stakeholders from waste management industry, financial institutions and the Government. Based on these insights, policy recommendations and a broad framework of the PPP Model for Integrated MSW Management was prepared by CII task force on waste to worth and the same was presented to Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs on January 05, 2018.
The inputs from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on the framework were being incorporated by the task force into a draft ‘Request for Proposal’ for Integrated MSW Management in India. On April 2018, the members of sub-committee on waste- to- energy projects, formed by CII task force had met to discuss the draft RfP and to look at all factors necessary to develop a more rigorous RfP for waste to energy projects in India.
On 30 November 2018, the members of CII Task Force on Waste to Worth had met Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA), Prof. K VijayRaghavan at New Delhi to discuss the approach for sustainable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management in India and various issues and key recommendations related to this important area.
CII task force in association with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) had taken up a study on “Realigning Indo-German Cooperation with the Initiatives of the Indian Government- A Case of Waste Management”, with aim to attract investors and technology providers to investment on India’s PPP model for MSW management.
On 12 May 2017, Mr. Ajay S Shriram, Chairman, CII Task Force on Waste-to-Worth and Ms. Rumjhum Chatterjee, Chairperson, CII Mission on Cities met Mr. Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss framework for CII PPP projects on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management; the major issues involved in this area; the way forward to overcome these issues and help required from Ministry to fulfill the objective of the CII task force. It was decided during the meeting that CII should consider Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra for visit in initial stage for selection of cities/ towns.
As advised by Minister of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), CII as a first step of its initiative on waste to worth had conducted site visits to 04 States- Hyderabad, Telangana; Raipur, Chhattisgarh; Ranchi, Jharkhand; and Mumbai, Maharashtra during the month of May and June 2017. During the visits, CII task force team interacted with the senior officials at State and ULB levels (SBM Mission Directors) in each location. The initiative was well appreciated by all the representatives at State and ULB levels.
A site visit report was developed and submitted to Joint Secretary, MoHUA with following suggested potential cities for CII to explore Raipur in Chhattisgarh; Mira Bhayandar & Kalyan Dombivli as Clustered in Maharashtra; Dhanbad in Jharkhand; Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Kota in Rajasthan.