About The Mission

The Waste to Wealth Mission, spearheaded by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India (O/o PSA), aims at strengthening the waste management system in India by identifying and validating innovative technology solutions and models to achieve a zero landfill and zero waste nation. In line with its vision, the Mission has taken several initiatives in different areas of waste management, including technology demonstrations in multiple waste management domains, community engagement and development of an online portal which will act as a reference for all stakeholders including urban local bodies, government departments, technology companies, investors and citizens looking for comprehensive information on waste management technologies, policies and investment opportunities.

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Vision

Vision

  • To identify and validate innovative technologies that can help create a cleaner and greener environment in a sustainable way.
  • To boost and augment the Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities Project by leveraging science, technology, and innovation.
  • To create ready reckoners for waste management so best practices can be shared.
  • To drive community initiatives in the area fo waste management to drive behavioral change.
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Focus

Focus

The focus of our mission is to provide scientific and technological inputs towards conservation, sustainable use, and restoration of our land, air, and water resources. The technology solutions identified will support Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to create circular economic models that are financially viable for waste management & streamline waste handling in the country.

Highlights of Initiatives Under Waste To Wealth Mission

800+

Technologies Evaluated

80

Technologies Demonstrated on Ground

150+

Technologies Displayed on Portal

64+

Policies & Guidelines on Portal

200

Open Dumpsites Converted Into Waste Processing Sites

3000+

Waste Removed From Two Open Drains

3.1 Lakh+

[Citizens Sensitized In Waste Management]

450 SSF

Fellows Engaged Across The Country

Technology Deployments

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Cleaning Barapullah Drain

Problem Statement:

Cleaning of open drains in congested areas has always been a challenge in India because there is no or limited access for traditional equipment like Joseph Cyril Bamford (JCB) excavator, Poclain, etc. and human settlements on both sides of the drain with narrow passages make it impossible to dispose of the collected waste. The Barapullah drain in South Delhi is one such drain that is blocked at various locations with sewage, trash, and debris, resulting in foul odor, vector-borne diseases, unhygienic conditions, and flooding in the monsoons.

Technology Solution:

To address this critical problem, the Waste to Wealth Mission, one of the ten scientific missions of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, collaborated with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (now Municipal Corporation of Delhi) to jointly pilot an indigenous, customized excavator - Drain Master DM-80, designed and developed by M/s Cleantec Infra Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. The DM-80 unit was selected to address the critical gap area of technologies for cleaning congested urban drains clogged with mixed waste including construction and demolition debris which are very hard to dislodge and remove.

Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI) visited the stretch of Barapullah drain near Bhogal Market in South Delhi to witness the indigenously designed drain-cleaning excavator ‘Drainmaster DM-80’ in operation.

It is a self-propelled, transportable, and amphibious machine with multipurpose attachments capable of removing 50-100 m3/day of waste and overcoming the limits of cleaning urban drains (with widths larger than 7 m) making it an important technology for use in urban areas in India.

Impact

To address this critical problem, the Waste to Wealth Mission, one of the ten scientific missions of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, collaborated with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (now Municipal Corporation of Delhi) to jointly pilot an indigenous, customized excavator - Drain Master DM-80, designed and developed by M/s Cleantec Infra Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. The DM-80 unit was selected to address the critical gap area of technologies for cleaning congested urban drains clogged with mixed waste including construction and demolition debris which are very hard to dislodge and remove.

Impact
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Desilting of Barapullah Drain

Innovation Challenges

Period: 04 - 18 Feb 2021

Pollution of our water bodies is one of the most critical waste challenges facing India. India is placed 120th amongst 122 countries in the water quality index (“World Water Day”, 2020). Approximately 80% of urban India’s sewage enters river bodies untreated or partly treated (“Around 80% of Sewage”, 2013). India’s Central Pollution Control Board identified more than 351 polluted river stretches on 323 rivers across the country (“River Stretches for Restoration”, 2018).

The challenge invited solutions companies and entrepreneurs from India and around the world to apply existing technology solutions addressing urban drains, water bodies, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs across rural and urban areas.

After a multistage assessment process, the Waste to Wealth Mission PMU identified AlphaMERS Limited as the winner of the challenge and provided certificate.

For more details, click here: https://static.investindia.gov.in/s3fs-public/2023-09/Annexure%201.pdf

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Meet The Team

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Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood

Principal Scientific Adviser

ParvinderMaini
Parvinder Maini

Scientific Secretary

MonoranjanMohanty
Dr. Monoranjan Mohanty

Adviser

MalyajVarman
Ms. Malyaj Varmani

Vice President

SaurabhDutta
Saurabh Dutta

Sr. Manager

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