Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam Mission was launched by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 2 October 2022. Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) Scheme 2023 is an initiative of AP government to setup a powerful sanitation system covering both urban and rural localities in the state. This article will answer your questions such as what are objectives of Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) Scheme, initiatives taken for solid waste management, how to make AP open defecation free (ODF). 

Objectives of Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) Scheme

Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) Scheme has the following main objectives:-
  • Collection of Waste
  • Treatment of Waste
  • Achieving total source segregation of garbage
  • Mechanized door-to-door collection of waste with community participation
  • Onsite waste treatment
  • Complete treatment of waste generated
  • Encourage home composting

Launch of AP Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam Mission

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti i.e on 2 October 2022, AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launch the CLAP initiative or Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam by flagging off 2,600 garbage collection vehicles.

Green / Blue / Red Dustbin System in AP CLAP Scheme

To segregate waste at domestic level, 3 bin system or green / blue / red dustbin system for each household is being started. Under AP CLAP Scheme, the procurement and supply of 1.20 crore dustbins to around 40 lakh families is underway at an estimated cost of 72 crores.

Door to Door Collection of Waste in Clean Andhra Pradesh Scheme

  • To ensure door to door collection of waste, around 3,097 diesel auto tippers are set to be deployed in grade 1 and above category ULBs as part of phase one of CLAP scheme.
  • Around 1,800 electric vehicles (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. To transport garbage/waste in grama panchayats, around 14,000 tri-cycle rikshaws are being distributed and 1,000 auto rickshaws are being distributed to villages with a population of 10,000 or above.

Storage of Segregated Waste in AP Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam Mission

For intermediate storage of segregated waste, 231 garbage transfer stations with an estimated cost of Rs. 220 cr will be set up in 124 ULBs. In these garbage transfer stations, primary waste collected from households is transferred, compacted, and then transported out to treatment plants.

A green belt of 20 feet will be developed around every garbage transfer station to improve the ambiance. In addition, for safe disposal of masks and sanitary napkins, 6,417 incinerators are to be distributed at all gram panchayats.

Processing Solid Waste under AP CLAP Scheme 

For processing of solid waste generated, construction of 4,171 integrated solid waste management plants (ISWM) is going on, in addition to those that are already set up. ISWM plants will be equipped with facilities to treat wet & dry waste through a bio methanation plant/compost plant & MRF center, all at one location. For the curbing of the mosquito menace to control the spread of vector-borne diseases, 10,628 thermal fogging machines are being distributed.

Construction of Toilets for Open Defecation Free Andhra Pradesh

To eliminate open defecation in Andhra Pradesh state, around 1,500 Community toilets (CT) & Public Toilets (PT) are set to be constructed. CT / PT will be constructed at high footfall areas like bus stands, railway stations, government hospitals, ward secretariats in all urban local bodies (ULBs) across the state. In order to maintain the sanitary conditions of the CTs, around 10,731 high-pressure toilet cleaning instruments have been allocated.
More details at https://cdma.ap.gov.in/