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Follow the 4 R’s for solution to solid waste: DC Amit Kumar


JNAC organises workshop on better solid waste management

Jamshedpur : The Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) is organising a two day workshop on onsite composting for solid waste management in various areas of the city. The workshop was organised at the Kannelite in Sakchi as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission. Deputy Commissioner East Singhbhum, Amit Kumar was the chief guest on the occasion along with government representatives and members of various social organisations.

The objective of the programme is to make residents spread awareness on onsite composting of solid waste so that the amount of land fills can be reduced to a minimum point.

The JNAC has invited experts from Bengaluru, Gurgaon, and Delhi who will be conducting technical sessions. Over 70 people from various sections of society will be attending the workshop that will educate people on onsite composting.

“The solution for solid waste management lay in four words reduce, reuse, recover and recycle a process that can reduce generation of waste at source. The issue should be approached at the household, street and colony levels and called for an integrated solid waste management. In fact people can reduce the burden of Municipal Corporation to a great extent,” said Kumar in his address to the participants.

In the two-day workshop, the key resource persons from various companies will deal with topics that would tell people mainly about bio-degradable waste, how to compost them in bulk and how to create waste out of wealth.
Sanjay Pandey, special officer, JNAC, said the workshop will pave way for better education towards addressing solid waste management issues.

Another speaker said that the city waste first needs to be sanitised (free of smell, flies, smoke or fires, and producing minimum leachate that can pollute ground water). This obligatory duty should be done immediately. In small towns, this can be done by sprinkling each day’s heaps of fresh waste with a five per cent solution of fresh cow dung in water plus five kg per tonne of rock phosphate powder,” he said.

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