Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 5570585
Area of jurisdiction: 464 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a 5% by 2016
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2008 ):  197,470 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2008

Mitigation actions

Urban Environmental Accords
Cities Involved: 16 Indian Cities (Jammu, Darbhanga, Mysore, Calicut, Aligarh, Delhi, Jamnagar, Lucknow, Kota, Bhilai, Gwalior, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad) ICLEI-SA is carrying out the first review of implementation of Urban Environmental Accords in Indian Cities. UEAs are described as the synergic extension of the efforts to advance sustainability, foster vibrant economies, promote social equity and protect planet’s natural resources. The major issues of the urban areas addressed through the accords are energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water. Activities Completed:1. ICLEI SA through GTZ ASEM awarded three cities for their performance on environmental and sustainability issues under the Urban Environmental Accords on 13th March in Coimbatore at the International Workshop on Improved Urban Environment. 2. The cities have been analyzed for work done under the aspects covered under Urban Environmental Accords by a questionnaire filled out by the municipal corporations of the signatory cities Start year 2008
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Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Ahmedabad Air Pollution Control Action Plan
Through the implementation of the Air Pollution Control Action Plan, it has been possible to bring down air pollution in the city of Ahmedabad significantly in terms of RSPM (Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter).   As per year 2001 data, Ahmedabad was 4th most polluted city in India as identified by Hon ble Supreme Court   Ranking of Ahmedabad improved to 13th in year 2005, 43rd in year 2006, 66th in year 2009 and currently it is at 84th position. Start year 2002
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Ahmedabad SWM Master Plan for 2031
AMC has decided to prepare a Solid Waste Master Plan for 2031 with the help of UrbanManagement Centre. The following details shall be covered in the Master Plan: 1) Introduction to SWM Master Plan – A Country Overview 2) Profile of Ahmedabad City 3) Existing SWM System in Ahmedabad 4) Solid waste characteristics 5) Current (leading) waste management practices 6) Strategy & Options for SWM in Ahmedabad 7) Planning for ‘Zero Waste’ management system 8) Institutional strengthening and training 9) Capital Investment Plan 10) Monitoring & Evaluation Start year 2011
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Upgradation of 10 pumps at different Sewerage pumping stations in Central & West Zone of AMC
10% Energy saving Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 3 new energy efficiency pumps at Jamalpur sewerage pumping station
15% Energy saving Start year 2013
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Proposed to replace 22 inefficient pumps at sewerage pumping station with new energy efficient pumps in future
15% Energy saving Start year 2013
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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New V.S. Hospital buildings to incorporate green buildings norms
New V.S. Hospital buildings to incorporate green buildings norms Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installation of 11 new energy efficient pumps at 5 Sewerage pumping station
15% Energy saving Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installed 14 new energy efficient pumps at 10 Sewerage pumping station
15% Energy saving Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Replaced 30 old pumps in borewells with new energy efficient pumps
Replaced 30 old pumps in borewells with new energy efficient pumps Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Replacing 70 old water pumps with new energy efficient pumps
Replacing 70 old water pumps with new energy efficient pumps Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Replacing old tubelights in AMC residential societies with Energy efficient T5 lights
Estimated Energy consumption:30% energy saving Start year 2012
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Draft Energy efficiency Policy
The objective of this policy is countinuous upgradation of AMC process eith energy efficient & eco friendly technology to minimize the energy cost without effecting output in services provided by AMC. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Council resolution passed making LED technlogy mandatory for all new street lights
AMC will implement the project on ESCO basis. ESCO implements the Project of LED street lights at their own financial responsibility and technical responsibility. Presently AMC is inviting bids for implementing the project. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Installation of 10,000 LED Street lights in West Zone
AMC will implement the project on ESCO basis. ESCO implements the Project of LED street lights at their own financial responsibility and technical responsibility. Presently AMC is inviting bids for implementing the project. Start year 2013
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Proposed 35 KW Roof top solar PV at West Zone & South Zone AMC office
AMC has proposed to install two Roof top solar PV of 35 KW each to meet the electricity demand of its West zone & South zone office building through renewable source. Will save:140 Units of electricity per day Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Proposed to install 70 KW solar roof top system over auditorium
Conceptual stage. Paper work going on Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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25 KW Roof top Solar PV at AMC main building
AMC has installed 25KW Roof top grid connect system at Sardar Patel Bhawan, Central zone office of AMC. Surplus energy generated will be sold to Torrent Power. Estimated reductions:100 Units of electricity per day Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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200 KW Roof top Solar PV at Memco Sports Complex
AMC has installed 200 KW Roof top grid connect system at MemcoSports complex Maninagar with assistance from Gujarat energy development authority (GEDA). Surplus energy generated will be sold to Torrent Power. Estimated reductions:800 units of electricity per day Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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200 KW Roof top Solar PV at Sardar Patel Stadium
AMC has installed 200 KW Roof top grid connect system at Sardar Patel Sports complex Navrangpura with assistance from Gujarat energy development authority (GEDA). Surplus energy generated will be sold to Torrent Power. Estimated reductions in energy consumption: 800 units of electricity per day Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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6 Refuse transfer stations
Six Transfer Stations of about 400 MT capacity each to be set up in Five Zones. At each transfer Station, 2 Stationary Compactors and 10 Large Containers (20‐25 CMT Capacity which can carry 10 to 12 MT of MSW) will be deployed i.e. total of 12 Stationary Compactors, 60 Containers and 40 Large Hook Loader Vehicles. Advantages for these transfer stations are savings in transportation cost, reduction in pollution and easement of traffic conjunction. Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Compost from biodegradable waste at Kankaria lake
Capacity: 1000 Kg; Final Output: 600 to 1200 Kg of compost; Compost to be used by AMC in the 200 public gardens owned by them. Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Compost from biodegradable waste at Victoria Garden
Capacity: 1000 Kg; Final Output: 600 to 1200 Kg of compost; Compost to be used by AMC in the 200 public gardens owned by them. Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Roadmap to E-Waste management
For effective implementation of e-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 in Ahmedabad, AMC in coordination with GPCB and with the help of Corporate Sector is planning to establish points system for e-waste collection, safe transportation and safe storage of the same. Ernst & Young is preparing a Roadmap for the same on PPP basis. Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Multi Product Integrated Technology - A2Z Infrastructure Limited
Production of Integrated Multi Products like Fluff, Fuel Pellets, RDF etc. from 1000 TONS of Municipal Solid Waste Daily. Land Given By AMC – 25 acres for 29 years Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Use of CNG for AMTS buses (Public transport)
Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service or AMTS runs the public bus service in the city of Ahmedabad in India. At present, AMTS has approx. 750 CNG buses servicing the city. Start year 2004
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS)
Bus Rapid Transit system was proposed by AMC as a viable transit option for Ahmedabad In the year 2005. The first phase of the project covering 58 kms is under advanced stage of implementation. A second proposal is being submitted as part of this report. This proposal suggests addition to phase-1 corridors to connect more critical sections of the network. This would enable BRT system to pass through central area, busy commercial areas in the intermediary circle of the city and to the educational hub, where over 15000 students come to study every day. Third phase proposal connects the city with the state capital and the emerging business district of Greater Ahmedabad, GIFT city. The BRT system has already shown several mitigation impacts. For example, 20 to 22 per cent of the commuters have moved from using their motorcycles to the bus. With an average trip length on the bus of 7km, this translates into a saving of almost 200,000 vehicle kilometres per day (5,000,000 per month). The monthly surveys also show that 65 per cent of the people who use Janmarg walk to and from the bus station. Typically, these trips are between 0.2km to 1.5km. This also translates into reduction of vehicle travel. Janmarg now operates over a 45km network. This is expected to increase to 135km over the next two years. The system is expected to carry over 500,000 passengers by the end of 2012 and over 700,000 passengers by the end of 2014. This would translate into vehicle mileage savings of 750,000km by 2012 and 1,000,000km by 2014. Start year 2006
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Road Map for e-Waste management
For effective implementation of e-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 in Ahmedabad, AMC in coordination with GPCB and with the help of Corporate Sector is planning to establish points system for e-waste collection, safe transportation and safe storage of the same. Ernst & Young is preparing a Roadmap for the same on PPP basis. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Assessment/Research
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Decentralized Model for Biodegradable waste: Effective Utilization of Garden / Hotel Kitchen Waste
Daily Garden, Hotel Kitchen and other Green waste is converted into Organic Manure with the help of Excel Industries Ltd.'s Organic Waste Convertor (OWC) Machine on PPP mode. OWC Machine with capacity of converting 200 kgs biodegradable waste into compost has been put on experimental basis for 60 days to observe the process and effectiveness of the machine. Such small project to convert biodegradable waste to compost is useful for residential societies, big hotels, canteens, etc. AMC wishes to encourage such decentralized mode. Eco Club: Registered members can give their green waste at site and they will get credit points. Green waste can produce 30 per cent organic manure which is returned to the member without any charges. Electronic weighing scale is used for weighing. Organic manure will be given in 900 grams packet to the members in eco compostable 'True Green' bag. Time for Eco Club activity: 8 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. Start year 2010
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Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Development of Roadmap for ZeroWaste Ahmedabad
AMC participated at the Special Event of ISWA World Congress 2011 and agreed on the “Declaration for Zero Waste Ahmedabad” by 2031. AMC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNCRD (United Nations Center for Regional Development, Japan) which is providing technical assistance for developing a “Roadmap for Zero Waste Ahmedabad”. Initiative taken by AMC in SWM : For this initiative AMC had a detailed Multi-stake holders' consultation meeting with the help of UNCRD Japan on 18th April, 2012 for developing a Draft Road Map. This draft is at the verge of finalization and next Multi-stakeholders consultation on the Pre-Final Draft Road Map for Zero Waste Ahmedabad is on 12th September, 2012. This meeting is jointly organized by the AMC & UNCRD with the support of Zero Waste South Australia. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Waste to Electricity - Abellon Clean Energy Ltd.
1000 TONS of Municipal Solid Waste to be utilized for generation of electricity daily. Land Given By AMC – 13 acres for 29 years. Will use European technology and will follow European Emission Standards. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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C & D recycling using nano technology - DNP Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd
Convert C&D waste into various useful products from 300 TONS of Municipal Solid Waste Daily. Land Given By AMC – 5 acres for 30 years Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adopt a street programme of AMC
Rotary Club of Ahmedabad - Prahladnager and all other Rotary Clubs of Ahmedabad are planning join AMC’s A clean and Green City under Adopt a Street. Rotary Club will invite residents to adopt a street as a volunteer. Such registered volunteer will take care of such street for cleanliness, make aware all residents of that street about sanitation, facilitate AMC for its various schemes for sustainable solid waste management system in that area & community.. Start year 2013
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Wealth out of Waste Project (WoW)
The focus is on segregation of Solid Dry Recyclable Waste at the source i.e. at the Household Level and also to create Awareness for People’s Participation. Segregation of garbage at the point of generation in different colored bags or in bag with partition. Start year 2010
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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INTEGRATED MULTI PRODUCT MSW PROCESSING PLANT - Hanzar Biotech Energies Pvt. Ltd.
Financing, Building, Operating & Maintaining a Integrated Solid Waste Management Plant for the Production of Integrated Multi Products like Organic Fertilizer, Fuel Pellets, RDF etc. from 500 TONS of Municipal Solid Waste Daily. Land Given By AMC – 50,000 Sq Mt for 30 years Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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WASTE TO RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) PLANT - UPL DJAI POWER LTD.
Treatment of 500 Tons into Compost and RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) This RDF is used in Boiler for substitute for Coal, Lignite, Wood, Oil etc. AMC has given 30 Acres Land for 25 years. This RDF is used in Boiler for substitute for Coal, Lignite,Wood, Oil etc. Process initiated for getting Carbon Credit under Clean Development Mechanism. Local Stake Holders meeting was held successfully on 21st January, 2010. Start year 2009
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Proposed Capping of Present Dump Site and Methane Gas Extraction, Processing and Supply to near by industries / Generation of Electricity
AMC is presently disposing the waste at existing dumping site having total area of about 84acres. About 65 acres of land is accumulated with heaps of garbage having 15-20 meter height. Methane gas in ample quantity is entrapped in the heaps. AMC has given consent to Cargo Power & Infrastructure for taken up feasibility study (at its 100% cost) for the project and if the study will show positive sign then Cargo will develop the project on PPP mode with its 100% investment. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Mobile Court Initiative for Littering & Nuisance
AMC launched country’s first Sanitation Mobile Court on 4th June, 2009 dedicated to contain littering. Till 21/08/2012, total 95,566 cases have been registered and Rs. 3.25 Crore penalty levied from such offenders. Start year 2009
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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IEC (Information, Education, Communication) Activities and Awareness Generation among the General Public Towards Cleanliness,Waste Treatment &Waste Disposal
Publicity through Television Channels / Local Cable Network. Advertisement in Newspapers. Preparation & Distribution of pamphlets. Preparation & Erecting of Banners. Preparation & Exhibiting of Awareness Creation slides in Cinema Theatres. Conducting Street plays. Imparting Awareness training to Municipal staff and Councilors. Conducting miscellaneous events. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Council resolution passed for using only recycled water for irrigation in Municipal gardens
There are more than 200 parks owned by AMC. Freshwater is used for irrigation purpose till now. Council resolution is passed making it mandatory to use recycled water for irrrigation purpose in these parks. Mini sewerage treatment plant will be installed over the drainage lines passing near the park and recycled water will be sourced from this plants for irrigation purpose. Start year 2013
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Establishment of Energy Efficiency Cell in AMC
All AMC projects which have more than 30 KW demand or/andProject cost exceeds Rs. 1 crore will come under the scruitiny of Energy efficiency cell & will require the approval of this cell. Role of AMC Energy Efficiency Cell includes:- HT, LTMD & LT service billing analysis of AMC services; Demand side management; Power factor improvement of AMC operations; Tarriff related issues; Electricity duty issues; Energy audit of AMC facilities. Start year 2013
Sector Energy
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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