Soon, witness zero-waste colony in east Delhi

Soon, witness zero-waste colony in east Delhi

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation??has decided to implement a zerowaste management plan in??Vasundhara Enclave??and make it a model colony. The idea is to ensure that no dumping and littering is done in this residential locality. The civic body has roped in NGO Chintan for this purpose.

The NGO has submitted an action plan and it has been approved. If the experiment in Vasundhara Enclave is successful, the plan will be replicated in Preet Vihar as well. It will create awareness among residents about how to segregate their day-to-day waste in separate bags.

The civic body will provide manpower, equipment and land for setting up the facility. Ragpickers will be told to collect recyclable items from dry waste and the rest will go to the landfill site. It will not only reduce the load on the landfill site, but also make the colony garbage-free.

In Vasundhara Enclave, there are 46 housing societies with 5,522 households. The colony generates nearly 6 metric tonnes of waste on a daily basis, which comprises 40% dry waste and 60% wet garbage, according to a study by Chintan.

The NGO will also initiate an e-waste collection drive with the help of RWAs. Awareness programmes will be held to sensitise the residents about the importance of waste handling.

A beautification project will also be undertaken by reducing visual clutter, ensuring greenery and proper roads in these two colonies. This will be done in the second phase.

Source : Mbnow

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