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Chandigarh

MCC holds workshops on waste segregation & personal hygiene

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | September 17, 2021 06:19 PM

CHANDIGARH:The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, on Friday, conducted a capacity building workshop at conference hall, MCC building for door to door waste collectors regarding collection of garbage in segregated manner and personal hygiene.

While addressing the door to door waste collectors, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh today said that they are the soldiers of MCC, working tirelessly even in this pandemic to keep the city clean. She said that without the dedication and determination of waste collectors the targets of segregation may not be achieved. She said that the door to door waste collectors are the integral part of the solid waste management and it is their prime duty to collect the garbage from the households in segregated form only.

She said that from all waste generated nearly a fourth of this waste is plastic or paper and total waste could get capped at 20 per cent of the current quantity if measures are taken to segregate and correctly dispose that waste, at the waste generation point.
She further said that this workshop under Swachh Bharat Mission has given them an opportunity for education and awareness of the waste collectors. Nearly 85 door to door waste collectors participated in the workshop. Aiming for betterment, such capacity building workshops will be carried out on regular bases, she added.

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