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Gujarat Bats For Segregation And Scientific Mechanisms For Waste Disposal On World Environment Day

To implement door-to-door waste segregation, Ahmedabad will deploy 1,000 trucks which will collect wet and dry waste separately from July onwards

Gujarat Bats For Eco-Friendly Mechanisms To Dispose Waste On World Environment Day, Will Soon Introduce Waste-To-Energy Plant
  • Waste Management is a collective responsibility: CM Rupani
  • CM Rupani launched 2 E-rickshaws for collecting garbage
  • 50,000 households in the city practice waste segregation at source

“Environment is nurturing us since time immemorial, it is time to give back. Let’s pledge to protect it,” Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tweeted on the World Environment Day. To bring this thought into practice, the Chief Minister said that the state will soon launch a waste-to-energy plant to scientifically dispose of waste at an event organised in Ahmedabad to mark the World Environment Day. The Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) along with various civic bodies of 4,041 cities organised a grand event to launch waste segregation at source in India.

The Chief Minister further said in a tweet that the success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is only possible when multiple stakeholders come forward and practice waste management, “Waste Management is the collective responsibility of society, industries and government to realise the #SwachhBharat dream of PM @narendramodi.”

To spread awareness on waste segregation, the Chief Minister inaugurated an educative brochure on Dos and Don’ts of waste segregation. These brochures will be distributed in residential complexes across the city in coming few days.

To achieve the ambitious target of 100 per cent waste segregation at source the Chief Minister distributed 5,000 green and blue coloured dustbins at the event. Later in the day, the AMC distributed nearly 50,000 bins in all 6 zones of the city.

Further, chief minister Rupani launched 2 e-rickshaws which will have internal compartment for dry and wet waste. It will be deployed for collecting city’s roadside litter and garbage from open dumping spots.

In the next two months the AMC aims to achieve 100 per cent door-to-door waste segregation by deploying nearly 1,000 waste collecting vehicles.

The first phase of waste segregation will be launched in the societies across the city as people are enthusiastic about waste management said Bhavin Solanki, Medical Officer of Health, AMC. However incorporating the same in slum areas poses a challenge, “implementing waste segregation in slum and economically backward areas is a major challenge due to lack of dumping mechanisms. We will soon come with a plan in our next phase,” says Mr Solanki.

The AMC is one of the few civic bodies to have successfully implemented waste segregation at source in city’s 50,000 households under their Swachhta Jan model.

Also Read: World Environment Day: Ahmedabad Adopts ‘Swachhta Jan Model’ For Waste Segregation

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