PBMC sensitizes residents on new solid waste management system

Port Blair
17 May 2017

Environment Day will be observed on June 5 by the major cities of the country. As per directives received from the MolID, the Municipal Council organized sensitization programme for ward no. 1,2,3 & 8 at Community Hall, Anarkali on Monday on various innovative measures initiated by PBMC to enlighten Solid Waste Management procedure as per existing rules among the citizens. The main objective of the awareness  programme was to inculcate the habit of waste segregation at source level into two major categories viz. Dry Waste & Wet Waste.
The programme was attended by the Public Health Sanitation Chairperson, PBMC and concerned Ward Councillors, Senior Officials of Sanitation Division, sanitary workers, residents and other stakeholders.
Small and large shopkeepers/establishment also participated in the programme and expressed their views on door to door collection of segregation waste. Response of the participants was very positive and encouraging.
Another programme was organized on Tuesday for the benefit of residents of ward no. 4 & 5 at Dr. Ambedkar Auditorium of PBMC. A large number of people gathered in the function. The programme was attended by the Chairperson, PBMC, senior officials of sanitation division, sanitary workers, residents and other stakeholders effort were urged to adopt improved system of solid waste segregation at source by creating awareness among the ward residents, shop keepers and other stakeholders.
Mr Vijay Kumar Sr. Sanitary Inspector was the resource person in all the demonstration sessions. He also briefed about the PBMC's Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Bye-laws-2017. Mr Eshwar Rao Chairperson, PBMC and Shri. Vijay Prasad Tiwari, Sanitary Officer, PBMC urged the gathering to support the Council to achieve the objective of the "World Environment Day" and also to follow the SWM bye-laws published. They also urged the people to take activerole and provide constant support in SWM system.