Bhubaneswar:3/1/18; Experts at the day-long ‘Capacity Building Programme on Waste Management Rules-2016’ organised by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, stressed separation at source for municipal solid waste in the city for cost-effective and meaningful use of the waste generated by households and other stakeholders.
The workshop, organised jointly by BMC, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and National Productivity Council (NPC) today mainly discussed Solid Waste Management Rules, Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, e-waste (Management) Rules, Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, Plastic Waste Management Rules and Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016 and tried to create more awareness on the salient features and how to make them effectively implemented.
Speaking on the occasion Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda called for unanimity in selection of locations for sewerage treatment plants and pumping stations so that the growing city would benefit and all the citizens can benefit from urbanisation and city’s growth. He also spoke on more awareness on the e-waste management as the society is increasingly becoming dependant on the electronic gadgets.
MLAs Bijaya Kumar Mohanty and Priyadarshi Mishra of Bhubaneswar (Central) and North constituencies respectively, also spoke about better citizen-centric implementation so that with collaborative efforts the civic bodies could implement the six waste management rules, 2016.
Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena also spoke on better citizen partnered initiative so that with options like segregation at source, many things can be achieved including effective recycling and managing construction and building material wastes.