Rajkot Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 1286995
Area of jurisdiction: 104.86 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: 451825 by 2020 (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
2012

Mitigation actions

SMART Society Scheme
As we all aware that community participation is the key of planning process. Public participation is very much needed for successful implementation of plan. RMC has taken an initiative and invited communities to take part in planning process and implementation of environment friendly project in their community. RMC has launched SMART society scheme. Aim of this scheme is to provide basic and environmental friendly physical infrastructure to local population on Public Private Partnership model. Aim of SMART society scheme is zero waste and lowest GHG emission from society. Existing coverage of sewage is 60% in Rajkot. Cost of pump and energy consumption by pumping is very high so, Rajkot has taken an initiative for decentralized wastewater treatment at source which will save energy, save cost of pipeline and pumping to send wastewater to treatment plant, generate biogas and treated water can be used for gardening. segregation of waste is major problem. Indian cities are not getting segregated waste so treatment efficiency is decreasing. Also, transportation of waste is cost consuming. RMC has taken an initiative for source segregation of waste and decentralized treatment units, which will save cost of transportation of waste and compost from waste can be used by local community. Under SMART society scheme, RMC will invite societies from each ward, and select 5 best societies from each ward. Total 115 societies will be selected from 23 wards for SMART Society scheme. SMART societies will do rain water harvesting, segregation and treatment of organic and inorganic solid waste, decentralized treatment of waste water, maximum use of solar energy and tree plantation. Capital cost and cost for operating and maintenance will be provided by RMC to all societies. By this initiative, RMC is targeting to decrease community GHG emission and provide environmental friendly infrastructure to local community. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Energy Efficient Street lighting on pre-selected street lighting poles
RMC is designing, testing, installing (retrofitting) and commissioning of 291 nos. of LED fittings in place of HPSV with an aim to improve the illumination level and achieve energy savings under the project Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries” (Urban LEDS) in collaboration with UN – Habitat and with funding support from European Commission Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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20 kW peak grid interactive solar PV system on Municipal School, Rajkot
  Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Training Programmes on green building guidelines, sustainable transport initiatives and industrial energy efficiency
RMC is implementing the project "Promoting low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries' (Urban-LEDS)" with assistance from ICLEI South Asia. ICLEI South Asia in partnership with UN Habitat, is implementing the European Commission funded project. This project has been finalized to be implemented as a pilot project to create awareness amongst the stakeholders. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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On-line Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy resource center
RMC is implementing the project "Promoting low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries' (Urban-LEDS)" with assistance from ICLEI South Asia. ICLEI South Asia in partnership with UN Habitat, is implementing the European Commission funded project. This project has been finalized to be implemented as a pilot project. Start year 2014
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Energy Efficient street lighting policy and ESCO feasibility study for implementation of LED street lighting
RMC is implementing the project "Promoting low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries' (Urban-LEDS)" with assistance from ICLEI South Asia. ICLEI South Asia in partnership with UN Habitat, is implementing the European Commission funded project. This project has been finalized to be implemented as a pilot project. At present RMC doesn't have a street lighting policy. This plan would help identify and define areas based on width of the road, area usage and lighting requirement. Start year 2014
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Stand-alone Solar PV systems for 2 municipal schools
RMC is implementing the project "Promoting low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries' (Urban-LEDS)" with assistance from ICLEI South Asia. ICLEI South Asia in partnership with UN Habitat, is implementing the European Commission funded project. This project has been finalized to be implemented as a pilot project to reduce peak load. The capacity of the plants would be 10kWp. Start year 2014
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy audit of the water pumping system
RMC is implementing the project "Promoting low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries' (Urban-LEDS)" with assistance from ICLEI South Asia. ICLEI South Asia in partnership with UN Habitat, is implementing the European Commission funded project. This project has been finalized to be implemented as a pilot project. Start year 2014
Sector Facilities
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Asia Pro-Eco Program
RMC participated in Asia Pro-Eco Programme of European Commission along with Leicester city of U.K. and Gaia city of Portugal. The project focused on strengthening partnership support for renewable energy between European and Asian towns. The project aimed at deepening links between people in the two cities in the fields of education, culture, leisure, economy, science, youth, grass roots development, etc. Start year 2004
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Gas based crematorium
Two CNG based crematoria have been constructed at Raiya road and Morbi road. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Plantation of more than 25,500 trees
Garden & Zoo Department of RMC planted approx. 25,500 trees at various locations in the city Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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National Level Workshop
RMC has planned for a National Level Workshop in the month of November in 2014. The plan is to involve MNRE, GEDA, ICLEI, GUDC and all other related agencies and other solar cities across the country. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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District Level Energy Park at Rajkot
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) provided grants for contruction of "District Level Energy Park". It is a permanent exhibition of appliances based on Non-Conventional Energy Sources.There are energy publications, films and audio- visual aids, exhibitions and demonstrations, awareness programs - workshop and seminars to create energy literate citizens Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Revision of building bye laws
Rajkot Urban Development Authority has revised its Building Bye laws-General Development Control Regulations act (GDCR) and included a mandatory provision of "Solar Assissted water heating system" Start year 2004
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Energy efficiency in street lighting
RMC is considering a proposal on "swiss challenge mode" for energy efficiency for street lighting on BOT base guaranteeing for 30% of energy savings in street lighting. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Rebate in property tax on using solar water heaters
RMC passed a resolution on june 2010 to provide reabte in property tax for the user of Solar assisted water heating system. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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Solar City Programme
Rajkot is one of the selected cities to initiate in for the solar city under the programme "Development of Solar Cities" by MNRE. Target for this programme is 60 cities, one in each state. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS)
BRTS project initiated in 2009 has been developed in three phases by developing three corridors viz. Blue Corridor on ring road to cover the city circumferentially, Green Corridor to cover the North-South and Red Corridor to cover East-West area of the city. Previously, the public transport requirements were being met by more than 10,000 auto-rickshaws and chhakda's that had created nuisance in the city in terms of congestion and pollution. The project has now completed its first phase and is operational. The total length planned is 63. 50 km under the JnNURM. The share of funds is 50% by centre, 30% by local body and 20% Govt. of Gujarat. Start year 2009
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Use of technologically advance equipment's for MSW management
Advanced equipment's used are - Mini tipper installed with GPS system, truck mounted vacuum machines, closed container lifting compactor machine, etc. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Sustainable MSW Management Practices
Actions: Total ban on prohibited plastic, mobile checking squad, formation of debris squad and door to door collection, etc. Total 1980 kg prohibited plastic seized, 18585 nos of cases checked and amount of Rs. 50,56,000 collected from defaulters of cleanliness provisions by mobile checking squads, Admin charge of Rs.2.16 Lacs has been levied against lifting of construction waste. Transportation Cost has reduced. Littering has reduced. Approximately 2,07,000 household units are covered by the sakhi mandals. Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Installation of MSW Processing Plant
The capacity of the installed power plant is 400 MT per day. 12 ha land has been provided by RMC for the project. By-products of this plant are bio-fertilizer, fluff (green coal), eco-bricks, recyclable plastic, metal, etc. Start year 2006
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Pilot project to install LED street lights at Yagnik road
The implementation of LED Street lights pilot project at Yagnik Road has been approved by the standing committee Start year 2014
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar street lights & blinkers
200 solar lights installed in various parks and gardens Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy saver units for street lights
27 (1 unit= approx. for 100 lights) energy saver units installed at central lighting road with heavy traffic. Installed for HPSV lights. Average loading is 24 kWH. Start year 2011
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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25 KW stand alone solar system at RMC central office and Krishna Nagar civic centre
Council resolution passed in June 2013. Capacity 25 kWp Start year 2014
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar grid connect system at RMC West Zone office
Installed Capacity: 60kWp. Installed and Operated by TATA BP Solar Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar grid connect system at RMC East Zone office
Installed Capacity is 50 kWp. Installed and operated by LANCO Power. Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Decentralized Waste water System
RMC is implementing the project "Promoting low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries' (Urban-LEDS)" with assistance from ICLEI South Asia. ICLEI South Asia in partnership with UN Habitat, is implementing the European Commission funded project. This project has been finalized to be implemented as a pilot project to enable the reuse of waste water and reduce carbon emissions. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Harvesting of rooftop rain water
Rooftop rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory through GDCR since March 2004. It has brought remarkable rise in the ground water level. It is estimated that, since March 2004, more than 25000 households have adopted the system of rooftop rainwater harvesting, and have helped in recharging the groundwater. Start year 2004
Sector Water Resources
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Recycling and reuse of waste water
RMC passed a resolution for recycling and reuse of waste water in the new developments coming up in the city. It is estimated that around 45% of used water can be reused water for non potable uses like car washing, gardening, construction purposes, landscaping, irrigation uses etc. Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Paperless office pilot project
Efficient document management system has been proposed that would save trees and also save time of the employees. Start year  
Sector Infrastructure
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Establishment of solar city cell
Proposal to establish a solar city cell to look into energy efficiency and energy conservation measures has been sent to GEDA and MNRE by the municipal corporation. Start year  
Sector Energy
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Storm Water Drain
Storm water drainage system planned in the year 2012 to prevent water logging and conserve water for future needs. Start year 2012
Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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