Center and NMMC strike an agreement for the treatment of textile waste

The textile committee of the Center and the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) have an agreement about the handling of textile waste.

This agreement is a part of the ongoing Swachh Survekshan project, which aims to make the city cleaner and more sustainable. Emphasis is made on the effective classification of textile waste, which includes worn clothing, dry rubbish, and home hazardous waste, in order to raise the city’s ranking in the cleanliness survey.

NMMC commissioner and administrator Rajesh Narvekar has been a proponent of sustainable and circular waste management practices.

For a practical initiative titled “pilot project on sustainability and circularity in textile chain TVC (total viable count) by managing post-consumer textile waste,” an agreement between the civic body and the Central Textile Committee has been inked. With this arrangement, we’re taking a big step toward working with the central government and other organizations like Tisser Artisan Trust, IDH India, and SBI Foundation,” Narvekar added.

This collaborative effort addresses the problems brought up by textile waste while highlighting the importance of sustainability and circularity in the textile chain. The agreement was signed during a ceremony in New Delhi by representatives of the Central Textile Committee, the Ministry of Textiles, and NMMC. Dr. Babasaheb Rajale, the nodal officer for the Swachh Bharat Mission, and additional city engineer Shirish Aradwad also signed the document.

“NMMC will be the first civic corporation in the nation to undertake a project of this nature for the recycling and repurposing of waste textile,” stated Rajale.


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