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Mayor launches ‘Kachra Alag Karo Amrit Diwas’

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | September 29, 2021 06:15 PM

CHANDIGARH: As part of the celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ to commemorate the 75th Year of Indian Independence, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh today commenced the celebrations under the theme of ‘Kachra Alag Karo Amrit Divas’ at Ram Darbar, Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran and EWS colony, Maloya.

Awareness programmes aimed at triggering Door to Door Segregation of Waste at Source started from Ramdarbar colony by Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor in the presence of Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. Door to door waste collectors as well as residents of the locality participated in the programme.

Sh. Bharat Kumar, area councilor and Haji Mohd. Khurshid Ali, councilor were guest of honours at Ram Darbar colony, Sh. Rajesh Kumar, area councilor was Guest of Honour at the awareness programme at EWS colony, Maloya while Sh. Rohit Gupta, Joint Commissioner was chief guest and Sh. Anil Kumar Dubey, area councilor was guest of honour at Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran.

While addressing the door to door waste collectors, the Mayor said that segregation of waste has become a matter of serious concern taking into consideration the amount of waste being produced and its negative on environment (if not segregated properly). He said that segregation of waste at source level is the need of the hour as the waste being produced in the present day causes huge complications particularly in the urban areas. He said that if the waste will not be segregated properly, it will cause a lot of evil effect to human being. As far as recycling is concerned segregation of waste before disposing of it makes it easier to recycle, he added.

Ms. Anindita Mitra, Commissioner, MCC said that there are certain items that are not biodegradable but can be reused or recycled such as plastic, paper, glass, metal etc. she said that waste produces that can be reprocessed/recycled should not be given or received in mixed form as it will pollute the soil if buried underground. She said that kitchen waste should be segregated into different bags for different categories of waste such as dry and wet waste and dispose of separately. She said that segregation is the paramount step towards proper disposal of both categories of waste.

The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has announced Sh. Kala Ram as Safai Mitra Shiromani of MCC (brand ambassador) for rendering extra ordinary services in sanitation and waste to art. The Mayor and Commissioner presented him special jacket of brand ambassador with badge.

The Mayor and Commissioner also distributed T-shirts, masks and badges to the door to door waste collectors during the programme. Green and Blue bags were also distributed among the citizens at their door steps under behavioral change programme so that people may develop the habit of segregation of their household waste at source level.

A nukkar natak themed on ‘Garbage Segregation’ was also staged by artists of Parmpara theater group which showcased each and every issue related to segregation of household waste at source level.

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