Orientation programme on Rural Waste Management held

Srinagar, Oct 21 (KNS): With an aim of strengthening the capacities of the officers of rural development department and NGOs vis a vis solid liquid waste management in rural areas of J&K , the Mission Directorate Swach Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) on Thursday organised a one day orientation programme in Srinagar.

Speaking on the occasion Mission Director SBM-G J&K Tariq Hussain Ganai said that a rural waste management programme would be launched in several blocks of J&K in the coming months. He urged upon officers of rural development to take up the work on mission mode and involve NGOs in the solid liquid waste management which is mandated in the SBM-Gramin guidelines.

Syed Imtiaz Ali a noted plastic waste management expert gave a detailed presentation on plastic waste management. He gave details about his work being taken up in Bhopal. Sabah Parvez , alumni of IIT Roorkee gave a presentation on liquid waste management in rural areas on a low cost model.

Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat, social activist, moderated the event and urged upon the authorities to give waste management in rural areas a priority as majority of the villages in J&K were suffering due to lack of scientific waste management plan.  

Several District Panchayat Officers (DPOs), Assistant Commissioner Panchayats (ACPs) and Block Development Officers (BDOs) attended the orientation programme. At the end of the event artists from Tulkul Arts & Media Collective did performed a theater presentation on hazards of unscientific waste disposal. (KNS)

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