Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started an awareness campaign which will assist in educating the people on the benefits of ‘Segregation at source’ and micro-composting for the environment-friendly waste management.
The trial campaign was done to different wards situated in Bhubaneswar. Ward number 35, 36 was supervised by Gayatri Samantaray, Deputy Commissioner. In Ward 32, Unit 9 quarters area and the Postal colony were adjusted with the new system, and the campaign was managed by Ansuman Rath, the Zonal Deputy Commissioner. A vehicle was moved on the streets displaying the information regarding the campaign for the netizens.
Prem Chandra Chaudhary, Municipal Commissioner, stated that BMC not only in the COVID-19 time but regularly check the sanitation and safeties in all the areas. Few micro composting centres are equipped to function, and one at the Temporary Transit Station (TTS) here is already operating in the Capital City.
According to the reports, the team visited the entire household in the surrounding areas of Jharpada Jail and Ganesh Mandap. And after seeing they made a list where around 150 homes and 50 vendors which need to be approached to be followed and will help to practice source-segregation. The team also asked the people to use two separate dustbins – one for dry and for the wet for safety measures.
In the programme Ward officers, Sanitary Inspectors, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Cell members, Swachha Sathis and Sanitation experts were presented. Along with these NGO representatives of Centre For Advocacy And Research ( CFAR) and Way Of Integrated Social Service ( WISS) also participated in this campaign. The whole programme was monitored by Suvendu Kumar Sahoo, the Deputy Commissioner (Sanitation) of BMC.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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