This Is What Cities Of India Did On The World Environment Day
Updated: June 05, 2017 13:26 IST
This World Environment Day,the cities undertook a massive waste management campaign and pledged to adopt the two bin system following the launch of source segregation awareness campaign that also aims to improve door to door waste collection across India.
M Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development Minister, launched a mega waste management drive in Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi on the World Environment Day 2017. Delhi along with other nine urban bodies of the Nation Capital saw a massive waste management movement on June 5.
Two Bin System was inaugurated by Mr Naidu at the launch event. The green bin will be for biodegradable waste and the blue bin for non-biodegradable waste.He said ,"Segregation of waste at source helps in waste to compost, waste to energy and recycling. This way we will help in decreasing load from our dying landfills."
People in the stadium took the swachhta pledge ‘I will not litter, will use Two-Bin system, will segregate waste and use green bin for dumping my kitchen and wet waste and blue bin for non-biodegradable waste.'
The Minister also gave gifts and Green awards made out of trash to Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), Hotels, Citizens and Municipal workers of New Delhi.
During the launch an agreement between the government and IL&FS was also passed. The agreement is about all waste being converted to electricity once the waste segregation campaign truly kicks off across India.
On the World Environment Day, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation distributed bins in three wards, covering 4000 households. The Urban Development Minister also flagged off vehicles following the guidelines which says that municipal corporations and local bodies will only collect segregated wastes from households.
Faridabad municipal corporation on the World Environment Day promoted composting at home. They displayed composting bins to encourage people to start composting without depending on government alone. The starting price of these bins is Rs 1500.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation plans to start composting in schools so that the waste generated there could be used efficiently.
Indore was the second city where the massive source segregation drive was launched by M Venakaiah Naidu. The programme was to propagate the Two-Bin segregation system. "We wanted to celebrate World Environment Day in the cleanest city of India and so we chose Indore," said Mr Naidu.
To emphasise on source segregation, Indore Municipal Corporation carried out a door to door waste collection drive on the World Environment Day.
Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation launched a signature campaign for Waste Segregation and even inaugurated an event to make people aware about source segregation.
A program on Source Segregation was organised in Visakhapatnam on the occasion of World Environment Day. The blue and green bins were distributed and swachhta pledge was taken by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation workers. A beach cleanup campaign was also conducted by GVMC at various beaches in Visakhapatnam.
On the World Environment Day, Navi Mumbai Municipal Workers took the swachhta pledge and a beach cleanup drive was conducted by them.
The Hyderabad Municipal Corporation conducted a tree plantation drive and initiated a door to door waste collection and segregation drive. Citizens and Great Hyderabad Municipal Corporation officials took the #BlueGreenPledge on the occasion of World Environment Day
Citizens in Ludhiana were given waste bins to help in the source segregation of waste on World Environment Day. The Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana even conducted a door to door waste collection and segregation drive.