The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India has established Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in the area of Urban Development and Urban Transport in reputed institutions in the country to create the necessary knowledge base for improving municipal service delivery and management. The basic objective of these CoEs is to foster cutting edge and cross cutting research,capacity building and technical knowledge base in the area of urban development. The CoEs will address urban development issues at national, state and local levels and will provide support to states and local governments.
The Ministry has sanctioned a Centre of Excellence to Centre for Environment and Development (CED) on “Solid Waste and Wastewater Management” considering its expertise and experiencein these sectors. The main objective of the CoE at CED is to develop:
(i) Strategy and Framework for Solid Waste and Wastewater Management in the ULBs
(ii) Capacity Building and Training to different target groups, and
(iii) Establishment of a Knowledge Centre on SWM and WWM.
As part of this CED developed the ‘Indiawastemanagementportal’ -a Knowledge Portal on Solid Waste and Wastewater Management” to provide knowledge and information on technology options, good practices, information on training and capacity building, etc., access to reference literature and facilitate exchange of ideas and networking with institutions and individuals