Delhi Environment in March 2021

On 14th March, the youth organized a street art for the awareness of climate change in Connaught Place. Outside the Palika, the youth tried to create awareness by drawing and making art.

On the same day, Young Child Activist Licypriya Kangujam and other activists removed about 15 kg of plastic from Deer Park in Delhi. Licypriya is a nine-year old environmental activist born in the state of Manipur in North East India.

In the first week of April 2021, Delhi’s environmental activist Pravin Mishra is going to hold a workshop on domestic waste management and composting. If you want to be a part of this workshop and make Delhi a garbage free state, then please attend such workshops of Pravin Ji.

Garbage mountains are increasing in Delhi, which needs to be controlled now. Delhi people will have to introduce waste management system at the colony or local level. If it is not controlled, then the day is not far when you will see garbage on the streets of Delhi.

The best way to dispose of wet waste is to make compost which can be used to grow trees and plants to make our city greener and cleaner. For this, a decentralized community of colony or local level needs to be created which works closely with the government.

Virtual Conference on Waste Management Technology, Trend & Developments

Matcorr is organizing a virtual conference on Waste Management, Technology, Trend & Developments on 17-18 February 2021.

Key points of discussion:

  • Approach & Trend for Waste Management
  • Waste to Energy, Economy Generation from Waste
  • Environment Safety & Protection from Hazardous Waste
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  • 3Rs of Managing Waste
  • Industrial & Chemical Waste
  • Plastics Waste Management
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Organic Waste Management, Biogas Generation Methods & Innovations
  • E-Waste Management- Disposal & Recycling
  • Liquid Waste Management
  • Latest Initiatives & Regulations

How’s Delhi doing on Waste Management?

As per latest news from various online sources, an incentive fund of five crores has been proposed in the budget presentation of SDMC Standing Committee to motivate and encourage Delhi’s RWAs for waste segregation.

It is necessary to make people of Delhi aware to segregate the waste originating from the source or residential or commercial areas. SDMC has plans to undertake up to 10 Lakh development work in 100% Waste Segregation Societies and Localities. Last to last year, SDMC had made it mandatory to conduct waste segregation at the source itself. The pilot project had been initiated in RK Puram. SDMC had instructed residents of RK Puram, Andrews Ganj and Janakpuri selected wards to segregate the waste at the source.

According to the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, the waste must be collected at the source in residential and commercial areas. Kitchen waste or vegetable waste should be dumped in a green dust bin and dry waste such as plastic bottles or milk pouches in a blue dust bin. Such an initiative of the government will encourage the people of Delhi to segregate the garbage coming out of the house at home.

Every year several million tonnes of garbage waste originates from the metro cities of India, most of which goes into landfills. People who know how to separate garbage at home are able to generate income from wet waste and dry waste. Whosever generates bulk garbage in a restaurant or household will have to manage solid waste well. Failure to do so will result in penalty or user charge.

The Union Ministry for Urban Development also started the Compost Banao, Compost Apnao campaign few years ago with Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador to promote waste management and composting in urban areas under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Mission.

If you are aware of any other environmental initiatives from the government, please share them on the Mission Green Delhi platform and make the people around you aware to make Delhi greener and cleaner.

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