Thane Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 1886941
Area of jurisdiction: 147 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: 623763 by 2019 (2012) n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
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
2011

Mitigation actions

Eco-friendly Celebration of Festivals at Thane
One of the major source of pollution of water resources in Thane is the annual ritual immersion of idol of Lord Ganesha. Most of the idols are prepared by plaster of Paris which contain Gypsum, Calcium, Sulphur, Phosphorous and Magnesium while the color contains toxic compounds of mercury, lead and cadmium. In order to prevent the pollution of these water bodies Municipal Corporation made innovative arrangements of creation of artificial ponds near the lakes. Start year 2004
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Environmental Education and Awareness Program for The Municipal Schools in Thane
Thane Municipal Corporation in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute organized Environmental education program to create awareness among the students and teachers on Urban environmental issues through interactive, competitive and activity based learning modules. Start year 2008
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Awareness Programs for Plastic Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Responsibility
Thane Municipal Corporation is taking initiative to reuse the plastic waste. Efforts are being taken by TMC to aware people regarding dry and wet waste segregation. Also, 5% rebate has been provided on property tax whoever Reducing, Reusing, Recycling waste of 50%. Start year 2005
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Dedicate Pollution Control Cell to Monitor Environmental Parameters and Awareness
Pollution Control Cell has a full fledged laboratory for Air and Water monitoring and mobile laboratory for onsite monitoring which is well equipped with instruments. Pollution Control Cell monitors Environmental Status of TMC area with awareness activities. Start year 1995
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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Use of Microprocessor Based Almanac Timers for Street Lighting
As a part energy saving, Thane Municipal Corporation has provided more than 170 numbers of microprocessor based 3 phase cyclic switching units in streetlight panels for precisely switching ON/OFF of street lights considering seasonal changes. Also, this item has been included in regular maintenance schedule of street lighting. Start year 2001
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Power Saving in H.T. Connections by Providing Automatic Power Factor Control Panels
Thane Municipal Corporation has provided & maintained proper capacitor banks at many H.T. connections and also provided Automatic power factor controllers. As per the recommendations of Energy Auditor, power factor correcting capacitors have been installed near load center. Start year 2001
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Construction of Harit Janpath (Green Footpaths)
30km length of the street is to be covered under this project initially. Aim: To build pedestrian friendly green footpaths with railings. This project will support citizens to make more use of footpaths minimizing fuel consumption because of traffic. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Thane Railway Station Area (West) Traffic Improvement Scheme (Completed)
The project has ensured well planned traffic integration and dispersal system in and around suburban station area including interchange. It has also addressed the issues of parking management, traffic movement around the station and general improvement to the environment lowering air pollution and fuel consumption. Start year 2006
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Thane Station Area (East) Traffic Improvement Scheme (Proposed)
The project shall provide the missing link between the various Mass Public Transport Proposals planned by TMC as well as MMRDA. It will also provide excellent interchange facility for intra-city and intercity transport. Adequate Parking facility can also be developed in the scheme. The Thane Municipal Corporation intends to extend the said dedicated corridor on HCMTR route (Phase II). A transport Hub for interchanging the various other planned IPT modes is to be planned at Teen Hath Naka. Further, the technology of transport (BRT typologies/ Rail alternatives) is also to be determined. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Environmental Awareness Program for Citizens at Thane City
TMC has published CD on Lake Conservation for Public Awareness. Water purification and softening plant of Bore well at Kalwa Ganapati Ghat, near Creek is implemented. Weather Monitoring Machine is installed for measuring different elements of the climate like Temperature, wind speed, Wind direction, Rainfall, Humidity etc. Thane Municipal Corporation has installed 6 LED boards for displaying different environment related messages and different projects of TMC for citizens, on experimental basis. Start year 2007
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Energy Efficient Street Lighting with LED Technology and ESCO Model
Efforts are being taken in structuring and developing an ESCO (Energy Service Company) project for about 10,000 street lights to improve the illumination level ensuring large scale energy efficiency. It will result in modernization/augmentation with better operation and maintenance of street light service reducing the energy burden.cost on Thane Municipal Corporation. Start year 2014
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Net Metering in Thane City
1) Green power generated and utilized at consumer end 2) Transmission, Distribution and conversion losses can be minimized 3) Surplus power exported to grid, storage batteries can be eliminated 4) Cost per unit generation can be substantially reduced Start year 2015
Sector Buildings
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Energy Audits for Various Locations in Thane City
Thane Municipal Corporation is continuously carrying out energy audits for various projects and facilities like City Hospital and Medical college. auditoriums, water pumping stations in the city. These audits are allowing municipal corporation to assess different services for energy efficiency. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Assessment/Research
Status Looking for Funding
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Tharmal Storage for Demand Side MAnagement
The inefficient reciprocating chillers having efficiency 1.8 kW/ton are replaced with Screw chillers having efficiency 0.8 kW/ton. This is unique demand shifting project for shifting demand from peak load period to lean load period providing Thermal Storage System. Installed at 2 auditoriums of TMC. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Modification and Up-gradation of Bio Methanation Plant
15 T capacity Bio- Methanation plant to treat Municipal Solid Waste; has been commissioned by Thane Municipal Corporation. During the modification work the riser and churner machine load is reduced to 16 HP from 100 HP. The plant produces 600 m3/day Methane which is being fed to 50 kVA biogas Genset to produce electricity. Start year 2009
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of Solar Based Air Conditioning System of 160 T
Thane Municipal Corporation is installing Solar power based Air Conditioning plant (160 T) for a hospital and medical college.Diesel fired boiler shall be replaced by agro residue based briquette and methane gas fired boiler from the biomethanation plant. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of LED fixtures for the Gardens in the city
Thane Municipal Corporation has replaced conventional garden lights with energy efficient 15 W LED lights which resulted into about 50% energy savings. More than 200 such fixtures have been installed in last 2 years. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy Efficient Street Lighting with LED Technology - A Pilot Project
Thane Municipal Corporation has replaced 310 conventional street lights with energy efficient LEDs. The 250 W lamps were replaced by high lumen output 150 W lamps and 150 W lamps were replaced by 70 W lamps. It resulted into 47% of energy savings. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 10 kWp Solar PV System
Thane Municipal Corporation has installed Solar PV system for lighting at various municipal buildings. in last 2 years 10 kWp capcity system has been installed. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of Solar Hybrid System
Thane Municipal Corporation has installed a wind- solar hybrid system at Solar Energy Center in Thane Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of Energy Efficient Sodium-vapor Lamps for Street Lights
Thane Municipal Corporation has replaced 150 W Sodium-vapor street lights into 100 W Sodium-vapor lamps with better luminous quality. More than 600 such lamps have been replaced in last 2 years. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of Energy Efficient Fans in Municipal Corporation Buildings
Thane Municipal Corporation has installed energy efficient ceiling fans with service value more than 4 which consumes 50 Watt power in place of conventional 80 Watts. More than 1000 such fans have been replaced in last 2 years. Start year 2009
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of T-5 tube lights for Municipal Buildings
Thane Municipal Corporation has modified conventional tube lights and ballast with energy efficient Tri phosphor T-5 tube lights and electronic ballast . This has resulted into better luminous efficacy as compared to conventional tube light fixtures. More than 2000 such tubes have been installed in last 2 years. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 136 kWp Solar Photovotaic (SPV) System for Municipal Buildings
136 kWp Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) system to be installed at verious locations of Thane Municipal Corporation. Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installation Of Solar Assisted Water Heating System for Urban Poor Sector
Slums: about 76,000 LPD of Solar Assisted Water Heating Systems installed in newly constructed building for urban poor population residing in slums under Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) Scheme under JnnURM Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Mandatory Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating System through Development Control Regulations
Use of Solar Water Heating (SWH) System made mandatory by the amendment in Development Control Regulations of Municipal Corporation. SWH was installed in Municipal buildings (maternity homes, staff quarters, etc.). Total SWH installations of about 36,500 LPD Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Lake Conservation Program at Thane
Thane Municipal Corporation partnering with Ministry of Environment and Forest, State government has used Bioremediation technique for lake conservation. The overall project included public participation and making lake as a hub for economic activities, thereby providing an indirect source of livelihood for local people. Start year 1998
Sector Water Resources
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Dedicated Disaster Management Cell at Thane Municipal Corporation
Thane Municipal Corporation has established a dedicated Disaster Management Cell with the primary aim of securing lives and protecting infrastructure in the city which will reduce the environmental impact of the disasters. This cell has also helped to minimize the resource consumption required to deal with disasters by taking many precautionary measures. Start year 2005
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Advanced Sewage Treatment Plant with Effluent Reuse Potential
A sewage treatment plant of 120 MLD capacity based on C-Tech technology is operational at Kopari. This treatment is automatic for which SCADA system is used. This has saved the manpower for operation and maintenance. The treated water coming out of this plant has lowest COD, BOD and TSS which has helped in reducing the pollution of Thane Creek and conservation of aquatic life. This treatment facility has reduced the load on natural water resources along with energy conservation. Start year 2008
Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Amendment in Development Control Regulations for Mandatory Installation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems
Thane Municipal Corporation has made rules for mandatory installation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems for all the new buildings. Also corporation is providing 5% rebate on property tax for the existing buildings implementing Rain Water Harvesting Systems. In last two years more than 400 new buildings and 10 municipal buildings have installed this system. Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Implementation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems
Thane Municipal Corporation has made mandatory implementation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems for new buildings and providing rebate about 5 % for the old buildings which will implement this system. As a result of this initiative more than 450 new buildings have established their Rain Water Harvesting Systems minimizing pressure on water resources during 2009-2012. Start year 2007
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Integrated Nala (Sewer/drainage) Development Project
1) Encroachments in Nalla are removed. 2) Obstructions due to various utility services in the flow of water are removed. 3) Due to systematic disposal of storm water from catchments to creek, water logging & flooding situations in last year is reduced. i.e. before project there were 89 water logging spots which are reduced to 12. 4) Annual maintenance for repairing Nalla walls is reduced & hence O & M expenditure is minimized. 5) As flooding in the city area is reduced, cost for maintenance of asphalt road is decreased. 6) Health & properties of the citizens are protected as water logging & flooding is decreased. Start year 2007
Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Water supply augmentation and up gradation scheme
1. Redesigning of Raw water Pumps for reducing head by lowering the depth of existing pipeline at Break Pressure Tank (new BPT constructed at lower level (9m) to reduce the head on the pumps. Originally 600 hp 2 pumps were delivering 120 MLD where as now 600 hp 3 pumps are capable to deliver 240 MLD) 2. Lowering of head on Pure water pumps by redesigning the Pure water Pipeline and the discharging point at M.B.R 3. Maintaining Power Factor at Pise and Temghar at or above 0.99 4. Existing pumps replaced with new modified duty condition pumps by utilizing available motors. 5. System Automation with SCADA system from Raw water lifting up to the distribution Reservoirs 6. Recycling of filter bed back wash reject (6 to 10 MLD) Start year 2007
Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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