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Bengaluru’s SWM database: Developing the ward microplan

Updated: Jan 27, 2020

City-wide database development for Solid Waste Management, to enable estimation, planning and monitoring

Client: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

Location: Bengaluru

Partner/Collaborators: BBMP’s SWM Cell and IT Department

Project duration: Dec 2016 - Feb 2017

Status: Complete

The focus of this project was to create a city database for Solid Waste Management which includes the collection, digitisation (incl. geo-referencing) and visualisation of the following datasets:

  • Decentralized waste processing infrastructure in each ward (dry waste collection centers, biomethanation units, leaf litter processing units,

  • Centralized processing facilities (integrated composting yards, biomethanation units, etc.)

  • Scientific landfills

Block boundaries (encompassing 750-1000 generator units)

Sensing Local anchored the entire project including the design of the app for data collection (along with the IT department) and the on-ground field data gathering and GIS mapping (along with Ward Health Inspectors).

This data continues to be the basis for developing the ‘Ward Microplan’ by BBMP officials and active citizen volunteers alike. In addition to this, the strategy document for implementation of the Microplan and the subsequent launch of the Karnataka State Government initiated ‘Clean Bengaluru Campaign’ was also developed with the SWM Cell.

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