- Raipur to hold a training sessions for Self Help Groups and Ward staff
- Raipur is one of the 4000 cities joining the nationwide campaign
- Campaign on Environment Day is to highlight waste segregation
Raipur is one of the 4000 cities gearing up for the kick-start of the massive waste segregation campaign across India on World Environment Day on June 5. The city has decided to utilise the day to train Self Help Groups (SHGs) and the officials of various Wards in waste segregation. The training for SHGs will happen on June 3 and 4 where about 50 women will be invited from these groups and they will be given training on how to segregate waste. The city recently flagged off the E-rickshaws for door to door waste collection, that will be operated by women.
We already do door to door collection but when these women start operating the E-rickshaws, they should know which bin is for which waste and thus we are planning to train them about the whole process of collecting waste, segregating them , which would be recyclable and which non-recyclable, said Mr Harvendra Sahu, Executive Engineer of Raipur Municipal Corporation and in-charge officer of Swachh Bharat Mission.
The 50 women trained will further spread what they learn in these training sessions to the remaining SHGs members. Apart from these women the council members of wards in Raipur would be invited along with the staff of their respective wards. The council members will also be trained about waste segregation, which bin is for what kind of waste, color representation of waste bins and how to differentiate between wet, dry and sanitary wastes. They will also be shown documentaries on cleanliness. This is being done so that the council members can go back and teach the same to the residents in their ward. It is important to pass on the method of segregation to the residents to avoid any mix up in the waste being handed over to the garbage collectors during the door to door waste collection. Raipur already has a good coverage of does door to door waste collection. Out of a total of 72 wards, 42 have door to door waste collection coverage of above 90 percent and in case of the remaining wards the door to door waste collection is above 30 percent.
Raipur is ranked 129 among 434 cities ranked as per their cleanliness quotient in Swachh Sarvekshan 2017. The city is working towards a higher ranking next year and being part of the massive 4000 city waste segregation campaign on World Environment Day on June 5, is a step in the right direction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28, during the 32nd address of his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Further discussing about the issue of cleanliness, he asked not treat garbage as waste, it is wealth and a resource.
He said, On June 5, on the occasion of World Environment Day, the government, in association with the state governments, will launch a massive movement of waste collection in 4,000 cities across the country.