Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
23 MAR 2023 6:38PM by PIB Delhi

Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) on October 2, 2014 with the objective to scientifically process all the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the country. To carry forward the progress made, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM-U) 2.0 has been launched on October 1, 2021 for a period of five years, up to October 1, 2026, with a vision of achieving Garbage Free Status for all cities through 100% source segregation, door to door collection and scientific management of all fractions of waste, including safe disposal in scientific landfills. It is also aimed at remediation of all legacy dumpsites and converting them into green zones. As on date, out of total waste generated i.e. 1,52,245 MT/D, a total of 1,14,183 MT/D (75%) of waste is processed. The State-wise detail of the waste produced and processed is annexed. The details of waste processing in the Municipalities may be accessed at (

In order to achieve the objective of ‘Garbage Free’ Cities, the total Municipal Solid Waste treatment capacity proposed under SBM-U 2.0 is estimated as under :

S. No.

Type of MSW plant

Qty, TPD


Compost Plants



Biomethanation Plants



MRF-cum-RDF Plants



Waste-to-Electricity (WtE) (RDF based) Plants



Various steps have been taken by the Government to guide the States on efficient Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) Processing, inter-alia:

  1. The State Governments/ Union Territory (UT) Administrations submit their component-wise City Solid Waste Action Plans (CSWAP) on the basis of which, Central Assistance under Solid Waste management (SWM) component is released.  
  2. Various manuals and advisories have been brought out covering all aspects of SWM including planning, designing and operation and maintenance.
  3. Garbage Free Star Rating Protocol to assess the City’s Municipal Solid Waste Management by 3rd party verification.
  4. Various capacity building & IEC initiatives have been rolled out.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.