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Seminar urges scientific waste management

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, May 6 (UNI) A seminar on ''solid waste management,'' held in Anushaktinagar, has underlined the increasing need of handling waste in a scientific manner and using waste as a resource.

Dr K B Sainis, director, Bio-Medical group emphasised the need of waste treatment and said carbon credit associated with it must be understoood for economic benefits to the country, a release said here today.

K S Wagh, director, Directorate of Construction services and Estate Management (DCS&EM) reiterated the commitment of DCS&EM towards cleanliness and waste handling processes. The waste collected from hostel canteen is utilised for processing in Nisargruna plant which is successfully operating in Anushaktinagar.

He said that rain water harvesting has been initiated in Anushaktinagar and results would be known in this monsoon. Jyoti Mhapsekar, president, Stree Mukti Sanghatan talked about making people aware of value of segregation. Segregation has to be taken up on individual level to make this movement a success, she added.

Stree Mukti Sangatana is training its workers especially the ragpicker ladies to segregate and process the waste. ''Parisar Bhagini'' as the women are called are doing this job in various parts of Mumbai and neighbouring areas.

Dr Smt Kulkarni described various health issues like asthma associated with burning of garbage. Smt Shubhada Nayak explained the concept of Nisargruna and processing of biodegradable waste in an economically and environmentally friendly way.

Eight such plants are now functional in Mumbai regions. The representatives of building associations, central schools and various social organisations in the colony participated in the seminar, the release said.


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