Clean Andhra Pradesh: Jagan Reddy flags off 2,600 garbage vans to mark Gandhi Jayanti

Andhra Pradesh Chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) initiative by flagging off 2,600 garbage collection vehicles, a mega initiative to promote cleanliness and sanitation in the state  to mark Gandhi Jayanti

The Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) - Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam mission is an initiative to set a robust sanitation system in motion across urban and rural localities in the state. From collection to treatment of waste, Clean Andhra Pradesh aims to achieve total source segregation of garbage, mechanized door-to-door collection with community participation, onsite waste treatment, complete treatment of waste generated, and to encourage home composting.

For primary segregation of waste at a domestic level, a 3-bin system (Green, Blue, and Red for each Household) is being deployed, the procurement and supply of 1.20 crore household bins at an estimated cost of Rs 72 crore to around 40 lakh households are underway, officials said.

For the home-to-home collection of waste, 3,097 Diesel Auto Tippers are set to be deployed in grade 1 and above category, Urban Local Bodies (ULB) as part of phase one of this initiative and 1,800 auto-rickshaws will be introduced in grade 2/3 category ULBs and Nagar Panchayats. Both the Diesel auto tripper and electric vehicles will be equipped with Wet, Dry, and Domestic Hazardous waste partition bins with a Hydraulic lift and a Microphone for the announcement of IEC activities for public awareness. For the transportation of garbage in grama panchayaths, 14,000 tri-cycle rickshaws are being distributed, and 1,000 auto rickshaws are being distributed to villages with a population of 10,000 or above.

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