Rajasthan’s Dungarpur effectively turns garbage into gold


Cleanliness is one the important factors for the growth of any nation. If the nation is not clean then it symbolizes poverty and decline of the nation. Considering this aspect, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched Swachhh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd October, 2014. It aims at making India better place with proper cleanliness and sanitation. All Indian states are putting their efforts for success of Swachhh Bharat Mission. The state of Rajasthan is also continuously coming up innovative ideas to keep the state clean. Recently, Dungarpur district has done remarkable disposal of garbage. Know it.

It is known that the garbage disposal has become a major problem in metropolitan cities. But, Dungarpur district (Rajasthan) has made it easier and turned it into a profitable deal. Municipal council of Dungarpur is now making money out of garbage. It sells garbage for recycling and other purposes and earns more than Rs. 15000 per day.

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How does it work?
Dungarpur Municipal council has planned a proper system to keep the city clean. It has made a system so to keep dry and wet garbage separate. The council has employed rag pickers and beggars of the city for segregating garbage which are being paid Rs. 250 per day to do this job. They are also given a place for living along with basic amenities.

Apart from providing employment, a plant has been set up to produce biogas. People are using biogas for cooking purposes and Municipal Council is also selling organic fertilizer in the market.

What is Swachh Bharat Mission?
Under this mission, the efforts are made to keep the roads, streets, smaller cities, urban India as well as rural India clean. It also included elimination of open defecation. It also involves waste disposal and treatment systems. It contains two sub missions: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (rural) and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban).