Rajkot Municipal Corporation

India Mayor: Binaben Jayendrabhai Acharya
Summary
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    Population 1432734
  • km 2
    Area 129.0
  • USD
    GDP 2.3 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by Reduce 25% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Rajkot Municipal Corporation

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The Rajkot Municipal Corporation has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 25% by 2020 compared to 2012 emission level.
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Stationary energy, Transport and Waste management sectors.

 

    Renewable energy target

     

    • The Rajkot Municipal Corporation committed to increase its share of renewable energy in final energy mix in Community by 0% by 2020
    • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity and Industry sectors.
    • The Rajkot Municipal Corporation committed to increase its share of renewable energy in final energy mix in Community by 0% by 2020
    • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity and Industry sectors.
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    Energy efficiency target

     

    0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2013

    • The Rajkot Municipal Corporation committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Community energy consumption by 0% by 2013 compared to 2008 levels.
    • This target will be achieved in Electricity and Industry sectors

    0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2020

    • The Rajkot Municipal Corporation committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Community energy consumption by 0% by 2020 compared to 2012 levels.
    • Final energy energy consumption: 4637388.52 Mwh
    • This target will be achieved in Electricity and Industry sectors

     

    Other mitigation targets

    Community


    The Rajkot Municipal Corporation committed to improve the building efficiency by participating the Building Efficiency Accelerator programm. In this initiative, the city commited the following goals: 1. Develop a Technical Guidebook on measures for building efficiency 2.Retrofit one or more existing municipal

    Community


    As per Low Emission Development Action Plan 50% of total committed GHG emission reduction target is through waste to energy measures

    Actions
    Low Emission Development Strotegy (LEDS) Action Plan
    Gas based crematorium - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Two CNG based crematoria have been constructed at Raiya road and Morbi road.

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    On-line Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy resource center - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Organizational / Governance
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Other Emissions
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    Solar grid connect system at RMC West Zone office - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Installed Capacity: 60kWp. Installed and Operated by TATA BP Solar

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    • Buildings
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    Revision of building bye laws - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2004
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: Completed

    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"

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    • Buildings
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    Use of technologically advance equipment's for MSW management - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Advanced equipment's used are - Mini tipper installed with GPS system, truck mounted vacuum machines, closed container lifting compactor machine, etc.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    National Level Workshop - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Other Emissions
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    Replacement of all exisitng 54,000 HPSV lights with LED lights in City - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: In operation

    All 54,000 streetlights in city are being retrofitted with LED lights result savings of 8.5 million kWh energy consumption and 7,000 tonnes CO2e GHG emission reduction annually. All LED streetlights are being deemed in city during full moon night result in further energy savings.

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    Urban Low Emission Development Strateg (LEDS) Action Plan_Rajkot_March_2016 - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Action plan
    • Status: In operation

    Low Emission Development Stretagy Action plan has been prepared in consultation with various RMC departments. Stakeholder committee and core team was established, which includes RMC officials, officals from different government departments, and relevant stakeholders working in climate change field. Critical GHG emission sectors have been identified based on GHG inventory prepared for year 2012-13 and interventions have been proposed to reduce GHG emissions in line with existing planning of RMC, various state and national governement schemes. The LEDS Plan has been prepared through a series of consultations among the Climate Core team and the Stakeholder Committee. A key stakeholder workshop was conducted in the city to identify LEDS solutions. City councile has approved Action plan and committed to reduce GHG emission by 25% till year 2020 from the baseline year of 2012-13. Municipal Commissioner has passed administrative order to implement action plan. Various concerned departments of Rajkot Municipal Corporation are implementing actions proposed under Low Emission Development Stretagy Action Plan. Core team established in the City shall evaluate process of the LEDS implementation and identify barriers on an annual basis.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Waste
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
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    Solar grid connect system at RMC East Zone office - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Installed Capacity is 50 kWp. Installed and operated by LANCO Power.

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    • Buildings
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    Waste to energy plant for Solid Waste Management - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Solid waste segregation at source is being planned in city with 4MW capacity waste to energy plant result in generation of 22 million kWh energy consumption and 18,000 tonnes CO2e GHG emission reduction

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    • Waste
    20 kW peak grid interactive solar PV system on Municipal School, Rajkot - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

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    Energy audit of the water pumping system - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Facilities
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    Solid waste source segregation - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Awareness-raising / Promotion
    • Status: Planning phase

    Waste bins of 40 litres and 120 litres capacity are proposed in commercial areas to get segregated waste under Swach Bharat Mission
    Procurement of 120,000 dustbins for households for source segregation under Swach Bharat Mission (fund not sanctioned)

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    • Waste
    Sewage management - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: In operation

    Total sewage treatment plant capacity in city is 100 MLD against generation of 176 MLD. RMC has taken below initiative to provide sufficinet and efficient waste water treatment.
    Demolish old 44.5 MLD sewage treatment plant and construct new 80 MLD sewage treatment plant based on SBR technology at Madhapar under AMRUT Yojana
    15 MLD new sewage treatment plant based on SBR technology at Kothariya – Construction work is completed, commissioning from April, 2017
    70 MLD new sewage treatment plant based on SBR technology at Gauridhar under JnNURM Yojana
    56 MLD new sewage treatment plant based on SBR technology at Raiyadhar under SJMMSVY Yojana
    50MLD new tertiary treatment plant at Raiyadhar STP premises proposed under AMRUT Yojana

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    • Waste
    Solar street lights & blinkers - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    200 solar lights installed in various parks and gardens

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    • Facilities
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    Study and analysis to identify leakage in existing gas digester chamber of Raiya treatment plant and stop direct methan emission - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Audit / Assessment
    • Status: Planning phase

    There is direct methane exposure to atmosphere because of leakage in gas digester chamber of Raiya treatment plant. Assessment study will be done by ICLEI south Asia under SDC funded CapaCITIES project.

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    • Waste
    Installation of MSW Processing Plant - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2006
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    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.

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    • Waste
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    Solar City Programme - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Buildings
    • Facilities
    • Transport
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    • Waste
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    Plantation of more than 25,500 trees - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: Completed

    Garden & Zoo Department of RMC planted approx. 25,500 trees at various locations in the city

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    Pilot project to install LED street lights at Yagnik road - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The implementation of LED Street lights pilot project at Yagnik Road has been approved by the standing committee

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    • Facilities
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    Energy saver units for street lights - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Facilities
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    District Level Energy Park at Rajkot - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    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

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    • Other Emissions
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    Public transportation and NMT - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Rajkot city has various modes of public transportation available in city i.e. RMTS, BRTS and cycle sharing. RMC has taken various initiative to maximize use of public transportation and NMT.
    Combined ticketing for BRT and RMTS with automated fare collection system is proposed.
    10 new cycle sharing stations are proposed in the municipal budget 2017-18
    Construction of Multilevel car parking based on BOT model is proposed
    Development of new dedicated cycle track and walk way to promote NMT in city
    Free cycle parking facility at cycle stations for people using public transportation
    Foot over bridge for three traffic junction
    Procurement of battery operated vehicles for RMC officers for office work

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    • Transport
    Energy Efficient Street lighting on pre-selected street lighting poles - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    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

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    Stand-alone Solar PV systems for 2 municipal schools - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Buildings
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    25 KW stand alone solar system at RMC central office and Krishna Nagar civic centre - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Council resolution passed in June 2013. Capacity 25 kWp

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    • Buildings
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    Replacement of existing lighting with LED lights in Municipal Building - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: In operation

    All Municipal buildings are being retrofitted with more than 2,000 LED lights result in savings of 0.1 million kWh energy consumption and 84 tonnes CO2e GHG emission

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    RMC Notification for Source segregation - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Regulation
    • Status: In operation

    Notification has been issued by RMC to segregate dry waste, wet waste and hazardous waste in three different dustbins at source by residential and commercial area as per solid waste management rules- 2016.

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    • Waste
    Rebate in property tax on using solar water heaters - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
    • Status: Completed

    RMC passed a resolution on june 2010 to provide reabte in property tax for the user of Solar assisted water heating system.

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    • Facilities
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    100TPD Construction and Demolition waste recycling plant - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Rajkot is planning to install 100TPD Construction and Demolition waste recycling plant, recycled byproduct will be used for creating footpath blocks.

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    • Waste
    Asia Pro-Eco Program - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2004
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: Completed

    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.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    • Waste
    • Other Emissions
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    Energy Efficient street lighting policy and ESCO feasibility study for implementation of LED street lighting - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Facilities
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    Installation of Rooftop Solar PV on Government Building - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: In operation

    Total 525 kWp rooftop photovoltaic systems is being installed on municipal buildings result in generation of 0.7 million kWh energy consumption and 645 tonnes CO2e GHG emission reduction, 315kWp rooftop SPV has been installed in city till date.

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    Decentralised waste to composting plants - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Two decentralized waste to composting plants are proposed under Swach Bharat Mission – one plant of 400kg per day capacity at Jubeli and another plant of 200kg per day capacity at Racecourse
    Three organic waste converter plants of 5MT capacity are proposed, in commercial areas under Swach Bharat Mission.
    Procurement of 15 decentralized organic waste convertors of 50 kg per day to 400 kg per day capacity for SMART Societies and vegetable markets under Swach Bharat Mission
    Procurement of three truck mounted mobile organic waste converter

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    • Waste
    Review of the BRTS corridor for last mile connectivity and recommendations for improving access and use including feasibility of electrification of corridor. - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Audit / Assessment
    • Status: Planning phase

    The BRTS corridor was introduced as a more efficient and reliable public transport system for the city, the ridership has been increasing to 17,000 in year 2016 from 5,000 in year 2012. The city has introduced Bicycle rental scheme with 4 pilot cycle rental stations at prime locations with 60 bicycles to facilitate last mile connectivity in year 2015. Today RMC operates 24 cycle rental stations (including all BRT stations) with 195 cycles in the city. Additionally, 25 hotels have put total 125 cycles for their guests to promote NMT in city. Proposed study has significant potential to reduce energy consumption and GHG emission from Transportation sector through improve and enhance existing BRT system and help reaching more population for each available BRT station based on demand assessment, reduces the number of vehicles on the road, ensures effective traffic management measures to maximize throughput of people and not vehicles and adopts clean fuel technology in reducing air pollution (electric mobility). This proposed study aims to review the performance of the existing 10.7km BRTS corridor to propose enhancements, identify different viable projects for implementation, add on for improving the system and looking at the feasibility of scaling up such initiatives more widely in the city.

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    • Transport
    Sustainable MSW Management Practices - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2013
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Waste
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    Energy efficiency in street lighting - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Facilities
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    Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2009
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Transport
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    5MT waste to bio-methanation plant - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: In operation

    5MT capacity waste to bio-methanation plant at Ketal Pol, Bhavnagar road, is completed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre under Swach Bharat Mission. Segregated biological waste and food waste from hotels will be treated at this plant.

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    • Waste
    Training Programmes on green building guidelines, sustainable transport initiatives and industrial energy efficiency - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
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    Assessing potential for augmentation of local water resources through ground water/aquifer recharge, rain water harvesting, and waste water reuse in Rajkot - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
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    • Type: Audit / Assessment
    • Status:

    Rajkot city falls under an arid zone; monsoons in Rajkot are irregular and erratic. Rajkot lies within the watershed expansion of Aji river basin and it is a network of 19 natural drainage courses, locally known as vokdas. Unfortunately, these vokdas are being used for sewage and solid waste disposal which has led to environmental degradation of the same. Water supply depends in the first months after the monsoon to a certain degree on local water supply sources. 90% of total water supply of city is depending on Narmada water, which is sourced from 700 km away from the city and consumes huge electricity. Soil stratum in Rajkot region consists of hard rock. Moreover, the confined aquifer layer is thin. Hence, the availability of ground water for potable use in Rajkot is limited. Catchment area management and measures for aquifer recharge are potential solutions to this problem. The study thus seeks to identify the potential for augmenting the availability of local water resources. Based on the allowable water abstraction, the city’s reliance on Narmada water may also reduce. Local aquifer recharge and an improvement in the ground water situation are desired outcomes. Treatment of wastewater for reuse is also essential and will help to address water scarcity, particularly in the dry months and will also help to reduce the pressure on the declining ground water resource. This study will be undertaken by ICLEI South Asia under SDC funded CapaCITIES project.

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    • Other Emissions
    Increasing capacity of existing water source - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Rajkot city falls under an arid zone; monsoons in Rajkot are irregular and erratic. Water supply depends in the first months after the monsoon to a certain degree on local water supply sources. 90% of total water supply of city is depending on Narmada water. The point from where water is sourced from Narmada is 700 km away from the city, leading to high electricity consumption for water pumping. RMC has taken various initiatives to increse capacity of exisitng water source
    • Increase height of Nyari Dam
    • Upgradation of Aji-1 dam

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    • Other Emissions
    24*7 water supply with new DI network - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
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    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Rajkot city falls under an arid zone; monsoons in Rajkot are irregular and erratic. Water supply depends in the first months after the monsoon to a certain degree on local water supply sources. 90% of total water supply of city is depending on Narmada water, which is sourced from 700 km away from the city. It is very important for city to reduce non-revenue water through maintaining and improving existing water supply infrastructure. RMC has taken initiatives for 24*7 water supply with new DI network and water meters in ward number 1,8,9,10,11, and 12 under ADB project (Around 45,000 HHs)

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    • Other Emissions
    SMART Society Scheme - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    • Residential
    • Transport
    • Waste
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    SMART Ghar 3 - Implementation of green building initiatives in affordable housing scheme under BEEP (Building Energy Efficiency Project) project supported by SDC - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Under construction / set up

    RMC has taken initiative to implement all green/ energy efficient building initiative (including building design, envalope and material use) in SMART Ghar 3 suggested during design Charrette workshop under BEEP project supported by SDC.

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    • Residential
    • Other Emissions
    Green/ Energy Efficient building policy - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Strategy / Policy
    • Status: Under construction / set up

    Rajkot Municipal Corporation has taken initiative to implement policy level intervention to implement green buildings at city levelunder BEA project supported by WRI and implemented by ICLEI South Asia. It is also very important to prepare building energy guideline or manual for different types of buildings focussing on the building envelope, design, material use, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Rewards and Awards should be given by local authority to private stakeholders to encourage green building implementation.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    Akshay Urja Rajkot Website - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: Under construction / set up

    Rajkot Municipal Corporation has taken initiative and developed Akshay Urja Rajkot website for awareness generation among citizens regarding energy savings and climate change under BEA project supported by WRI and implemented by ICLEI South Asia. Akshay Urja Rajkot/SMART Energy Lab is a RMC initiative seeking to link policy makers, private sector, educational institutions and citizens of Rajkot enabling them to make significant contribution to the realization of Smart Cities and Smart India mission unveiled by the Hon'ble Prime Minister.

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    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Other Emissions
    Improving water supply infrastructure - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
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    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Rajkot city falls under an arid zone; monsoons in Rajkot are irregular and erratic. Water supply depends in the first months after the monsoon to a certain degree on local water supply sources. 90% of total water supply of city is depending on Narmada water, which is sourced from 700 km away from the city. It is very important for city to reduce non-revenue water through maintaining and improving existing water supply infrastructure. RMC has taken initiatives as mentioned below.
    • Household level water meters (around 15,000 HHs) at Chandresh Nagar water supply zone, ward 8 of west zone under AMRUT Scheme – 69 milllion INR
    • New water distribution system for Kothariya and Vavdi area under AMRUT Scheme – 1,050 million INR
    • Renewal of seven water head works at the intake point under AMRUT yojana – 360 million INR
    • New water filter plant of 30 MLD capacity at Raiyadhar under SJMMSVY – 200 million INR
    • SCADA phase 3 under SJMMSVY – 45 million INR

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    Assessing potential for augmentation of local water resources through ground water/aquifer recharge, rain water harvesting, and waste water reuse in Rajkot - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Audit / Assessment
    • Status:

    Rajkot city falls under an arid zone; monsoons in Rajkot are irregular and erratic. Rajkot lies within the watershed expansion of Aji river basin and it is a network of 19 natural drainage courses, locally known as vokdas. Unfortunately, these vokdas are being used for sewage and solid waste disposal which has led to environmental degradation of the same. Water supply depends in the first months after the monsoon to a certain degree on local water supply sources. 90% of total water supply of city is depending on Narmada water, which is sourced from 700 km away from the city and consumes huge electricity. Soil stratum in Rajkot region consists of hard rock. Moreover, the confined aquifer layer is thin. Hence, the availability of ground water for potable use in Rajkot is limited. Catchment area management and measures for aquifer recharge are potential solutions to this problem. The study thus seeks to identify the potential for augmenting the availability of local water resources. Based on the allowable water abstraction, the city’s reliance on Narmada water may also reduce. Local aquifer recharge and an improvement in the ground water situation are desired outcomes. Treatment of wastewater for reuse is also essential and will help to address water scarcity, particularly in the dry months and will also help to reduce the pressure on the declining ground water resource. This study will be undertaken by ICLEI South Asia under SDC funded CapaCITIES project.

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    Increasing capacity of existing water source - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Rajkot city falls under an arid zone; monsoons in Rajkot are irregular and erratic. Water supply depends in the first months after the monsoon to a certain degree on local water supply sources. 90% of total water supply of city is depending on Narmada water. The point from where water is sourced from Narmada is 700 km away from the city, leading to high electricity consumption for water pumping. RMC has taken various initiatives to increse capacity of exisitng water source
    • Increase height of Nyari Dam
    • Upgradation of Aji-1 dam

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    24*7 water supply with new DI network - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
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    • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
    • Status: Planning phase

    Rajkot city falls under an arid zone; monsoons in Rajkot are irregular and erratic. Water supply depends in the first months after the monsoon to a certain degree on local water supply sources. 90% of total water supply of city is depending on Narmada water, which is sourced from 700 km away from the city. It is very important for city to reduce non-revenue water through maintaining and improving existing water supply infrastructure. RMC has taken initiatives for 24*7 water supply with new DI network and water meters in ward number 1,8,9,10,11, and 12 under ADB project (Around 45,000 HHs)

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    Harvesting of rooftop rain water - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2004
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: Completed

    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.

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    Decentralized Waste water System - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    Paperless office pilot project - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
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    • Type: Organizational / Governance
    • Status: In operation

    Efficient document management system has been proposed that would save trees and also save time of the employees.

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    Recycling and reuse of waste water - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: Completed

    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.

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    Establishment of solar city cell - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
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    • Type: Organizational / Governance
    • Status: In operation

    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.

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    Storm Water Drain - Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Storm water drainage system planned in the year 2012 to prevent water logging and conserve water for future needs.

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    Inventories
    Community inventories

    The Rajkot Municipal Corporation has reported 6 Community emission inventories, since 2007. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Stationary energy, Transport and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    GHG inventory in 2015
    Government operations inventory

    The Rajkot Municipal Corporation has reported 6 government operational inventories, since 2007. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Waste management is identified as key emission source.

    GHG emission from Rajkot Municipal Corporation
    GHG inventory in 2015

    Mayor Binaben Jayendrabhai Acharya
    Rajkot Municipal Corporation, India

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    Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-2015
    Durban Adaptation Charter
    Transformative Action Program
    Urban-LEDS
    Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016
    Building Efficiency Accelerator
    Earth Hour City Challenge

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