Talk on waste management

Mayor wants more active participation of citizens

By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneshwar
  • Published 4.01.18
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Pollution control: (From left) Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, MLAs Priyadarshee Mishra and Bijay Kumar Mohanty, and tourism minister Ashok Panda at the workshop in Bhubaneswar. Picture by Ashwinee Pati

Bhubaneswar: The civic body on Wednesday organised a daylong workshop on implementation of various waste management rules in association with the Central Pollution Control Board and the National Productivity Council.

Experts discussed on management rules of solid, bio-medical, electronic, hazardous, plastic and construction waste.

Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena stressed on better citizen involvement for segregation of waste at source.

Officials from Cuttack Municipal Corporation, Berhampur Municipal Corporation and six other urban local bodies also took part.

"We are set to introduce recycling model for e-waste and are planning to initiate the waste-to-energy plant at Bhuasuni," said Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation additional commissioner Subham Saxena.

Member secretary of Odisha State Pollution Control Board Debidutta Biswal said that segregation of waste at source could reduce the cost of solid waste management to almost 50 per cent. "This should be practised by all types of waste generators in the city," he said.

Professor Sadhan Kumar Ghosh of Jadavpur University in Bengal, who was also invited to the workshop, spoke about awareness on use of three types of bins - white ones for dry or paper waste, green for vegetable waste and black for hazardous waste - at household level.